Flower Mound to conduct mosquito spraying

The Town of Flower Mound Environmental Health Services has confirmed mosquito samples collected in the 6600 block of Orchard Drive have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

This is the second positive sample of mosquitoes found in the town this year.

The town is tentatively scheduled to conduct spraying operations in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the specified area Wednesday through Friday, June 19, 20, and 21, 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, officials said.

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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