City of Denton officials have scheduled another round of spraying for adult mosquitoes, beginning Wednesday night in central Denton.
The spray truck will begin its route at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, covering streets between University Drive to the north, Locust Street to the east, Oak Street to the south, and Avenue C and Malone Street to the west.
The spraying is expected to be finished by 3 a.m. Thursday. If there is bad weather, spraying will be rescheduled to Thursday night into Friday morning.
Mosquito surveillance traps have found West Nile-positive mosquitoes throughout the city, with three or more mosquitoes testing positive for the virus in six areas around the city. West Nile-positive mosquitoes have been found in more than 20 locations throughout the city.
Pets should be brought inside and remain indoors during spraying times. Fish ponds should be protected.
Anyone who might encounter the spray trucks while driving should close their windows, re-circulate air through the vehicle’s air conditioner and remain in the vehicle until the spray is no longer visible.
The insecticide breaks down in sunlight, but officials cautioned that anyone who accidentally comes in contact with the spray should wash with soap and water.
For more information on the spraying, visit www.cityofdenton.com and select “West Nile Risk Level” or call 940-349-7150. For more information about symptoms of West Nile virus and how to limit exposure and mosquito-breeding areas, go to the Denton County Health Department website: http://dentoncounty.com/heart/wnv .