City schedules mosquito spraying

Some areas of Highland Village are experiencing high concentrations of mosquitoes and the the city will conduct spraying operations in several neighborhoods on Wednesday, July 25.

The areas to be sprayed include the northeast portion of Highland Village from Lakeland to Edgewood to Highland Village Road, the southeastern portion of the city from Glenmere to Addison to Whittier to Sandburg to the Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks over to Sellmeyer Boulevard, and the subdivisions of Chapel Hills, Chapel Springs and Rolling Hills.

Spraying will begin after 10:30 p.m. and conclude before 4 a.m. The city will notify the affected neighborhoods with community signs and a phone call on July 24 from the Connect CTY system.

Residents living in the areas to be sprayed are advised to minimize exposure when possible.

The following precautionary steps are also advised:
·         If possible, stay indoors during spray events
·         If the spray contacts skin or eyes, wash skin with soap and water, and rinse eyes with water or saline solution
·         Cover fish ponds and bring pets indoors
·         Close windows
·         Wash outside toys, play equipment, and furniture with soap and water prior to use
·         Wash exposed fruits and vegetables before eating

There are no special precautions or waiting periods recommended for swimming pools. City staff will continue to conduct additional inspections and monitor the area after treatment.

Highland Village uses integrated pest control methods for mosquito concerns including inspections of the city for high populations, larvicidal treatment of any potential mosquito breeding areas, and increased educational efforts.

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 the Public Works Department at 972-899-5091.

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