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West Nile virus detected in Flower Mound mosquitoes

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The Town of Flower Mound Environmental Health Services has confirmed mosquito samples collected in the 700 block of Fallbrook Drive on the southeast side of town have tested positive for the West Nile virus. This is the third positive sample of mosquitoes found in the town this year.

Flower Mound is tentatively scheduled to conduct spraying operations in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the specified area this Tuesday through Thursday, July 23, 24, and 25, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Spraying operations may be rescheduled if weather conditions are not suitable.

Residents  in  the  affected  neighborhoods  will  be  notified  by the community notification call system and  community  signs  placed  at  major intersections within the spraying area.

Residents are advised to minimize exposure when possible.

The following precautionary steps are also advisable:

•    Stay indoors during spraying events if possible
•    If outside or in a vehicle during this time, be alert for the spraying truck and maintain a safe distance
•    If the spray should contact skin or eyes, wash skin with soap and water, and rinse eyes with water or saline solution
•    Close windows
•    Wash exposed fruits and vegetables before eating

There are no special precautions or waiting period recommendations for swimming pools regarding ground spraying.

Town staff will continue to conduct additional inspections and monitor the area after treatment. The insecticide used in spraying is applied at ultra-low levels, breaks down quickly, and does not leave a toxic residue. 

Flower  Mound  Environmental  Services  responds  to  all  mosquito  concerns  with  an inspection of the area, larvicidal treatment of any potential mosquito breeding areas, and increased efforts to  eliminate  areas  of  standing  water. 

For more information, contact Flower Mound Environmental Services at 972.874.6340 or visit www.flower-mound.com/mosquitoes.

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