Another mosquito tests positive for West Nile in Flower Mound

Another mosquito has tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Flower Mound, the second positive mosquito sample found in the town this year.

The town’s Environmental Health Services Division confirmed the positive sample in the 4000 block of Appleton Lane, near Cross Timbers Road and Bruton Orand Boulevard, according to a town news release sent Friday morning.

The town scheduled spraying in the one-half square-mile radius surrounding the location where the sample was collected from Tuesday through Thursday between 10 p.m. – 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 news release said.

The town included the following precautionary steps:

  • 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 the town.

Click here for more information to contact Flower Mound Environmental Services at 972-874-6340.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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