Trucks will spray three areas of Denton tonight for mosquitoes, including two neighborhoods on the northeast side and one on the southeast side.
Trucks will begin their routes at about 10 p.m. and finish about 3 a.m. Saturday. In case of bad weather, the spraying will be postponed one day, beginning Saturday night and finishing Sunday morning.
On the northeast side, the first area to be sprayed includes the neighborhoods along East Sherman Drive, up to Kings Row on the north, Nottingham Drive to the east, Greenwood Drive to the south and Stuart Road to the west. The other area begins at Kings Row and covers the neighborhoods north and east up to Loop 288, bounded by Locust Street and Redstone Road to the west.
On the southeast side, neighborhoods along Teasley Lane will be covered, north to North Forty Lane, Depaul Drive and Yale Drive and east to State School Road and Pine Hills Lane. The southern boundary follows Pine Hills Lane, Nowlin Road, Highpoint Drive and Desert Drive.
As of Thursday, the Denton County Health Department confirmed 153 cases of West Nile virus among county residents, with 46 people diagnosed with the more serious neuro-invasive disease. Two Denton County residents have died this year from the virus. This year’s outbreak is considered by federal health officials to be the nation’s worst since West Nile was first reported in the U.S. in 1999.
— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe