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Flower Mound spraying after West Nile found in mosquitoes

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Graphic: Denton County Health Department
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A mosquito sample collected in Flower Mound has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first positive sample found in the town this year.

The sample was collected in the 4800 block of Windmill Lane in Bridlewood.

The town has scheduled spraying in a one-half square-mile radius surrounding the area between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. July 7-9. Spraying may be rescheduled if weather conditions are not suitable.

Residents in the affected neighborhoods will be notified by the community notification call system and with signs placed at major intersections within the spraying area. Residents are advised to minimize exposure when possible.

Here are some more steps to take for precaution:

  • Stay inside when spraying is happening, if possible
  • If you’re outside or in a vehicle, keep an eye out for spraying equipment and keep a safe distance away
  • If the spray hits your skin or your eyes, wash skin with soap and water, and rinse your eyes with water or saline solution
  • Close your windows
  • Wash exposed fruits and vegetables before taking a bite

There aren’t any special precautions for swimming pools regarding ground spraying. Town staff will continue to inspect 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.  For more information, all (972) 874-6340 or visit www.flower-mound.com/mosquitoes.

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