Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Another mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile in Flower Mound

The town of Flower Mound announced Monday that its Environmental Health Services Division, for the second straight week, has confirmed a mosquito sample collected in the trap has tested positive for West Nile virus.

The positive sample was collected in the 700 block of Fallbrook Drive, according to the town news release. The town has scheduled spraying operations in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the specified areas on Tuesday and Wednesday 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 town also recommended 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. It will not harm outside pets.

For more information, contact Flower Mound Environmental Services at 972-874-6340 or visit www.flower-mound.com/mosquitoes.

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

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