After West Nile Virus was found in a mosquito pond in Dallas, the city is systematically spraying various areas to control the population. Today, the Highland Meadows neighborhood is scheduled for treatment, and the city advises you keep your windows closed.
The product is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, however a city press release advises people stay indoors and keep the window closed. If you happen to see the spray while in your car, keep your windows up and the air conditioning on through the area. If you do come in direct contact with the spray, use soap and water to remove it.
The area affected lies between Wallbrock Drive and Northwest Highway to the north and south, and Plano Road and Pandora Drive to the west and east.
West Nile Virus has been an issue in the neighborhood before. In 2013 and 2014, several neighbors came down with the disease after being bit by infected mosquitoes.