New mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus in Flower Mound

The town of Flower Mound announced Monday that another mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The third positive sample was collected in the 1700 block of Timber Creek, according to a town news release.

The town scheduled spraying operations in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the specified area Wednesday through Friday between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., pending weather.

The town advised 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, 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.

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

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