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Seventh ground mosquito spraying scheduled

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Mosquito_Activity_2015_8-24-15The Town of Flower Mound Environmental Health Services Division confirmed a mosquito sample collected in the 6200 block of Madeline Drive in northeast Flower Mound tested positive for the West Nile virus. This is the seventh positive mosquito samples found in the town this year.

Spraying operations are scheduled in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the area Monday through Wednesday, August 24 through August 26, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 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  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, according to town officials.

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

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Max Miller is the publisher of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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