Mosquito spraying has been scheduled for two neighborhoods along Teasley Lane in southern Denton tonight.
As of Monday, county health officials had confirmed a total of 78 cases of West Nile virus, including one fatality. A total of 65 mosquito pools in Denton, Flower Mound and Lewisville have tested positive for the virus since May.
The truck is scheduled to run routes beginning at about 10 p.m. today and finishing at about 3 a.m. Thursday. If the weather is bad, the spraying will be rescheduled Thursday night into Friday morning.
The truck will first cover neighborhoods southwest of Hickory Creek Road and Teasley Lane, bound on the west by Winding Stream Drive. Then, the truck will cover neighborhoods east of Teasley Lane, up to North Forty Lane, and Depaul and Yale drives on the north, State School Road and Pine Hills Lane on the east, and Nowlin Road and Highpoint and Desert drives on the south.
During spraying, pets should be brought inside and fish ponds should be protected.
Anyone who might encounter the spray trucks while driving should roll up 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.
— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe