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Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus in Flower Mound

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The Town of Flower Mound Environmental Health Services Division has collected a mosquito sample that tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to a Friday news release from the town.

The positive sample was located in the 3000 block of Birch Leaf Place, near FM 2499 and Flower Mound Road, according to the news release. This is the first positive mosquito sample found in the town this year.

The town of Flower Mound scheduled spraying operations in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the specified area Tuesday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., pending weather. 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 were included in the news release:

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

There are no special precautions or waiting period recommendations for swimming pools regarding ground spraying, the news release said. 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. For more information, contact Flower Mound Environmental Services at 972-874-6340 or click here.

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