A mosquito control spraying is scheduled for Aug. 3 after a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus in ZIP code 75238.
The spraying, weather permitting, is planned between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the areas surrounding the 9000 block of Rolling Rock Lane.
Residents are encouraged to avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors, the city of Dallas shared. Those who may be on the road or inside of a vehicle when the spraying happens should not follow the trucks and should stay in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass through, and the spray is no longer visible.
If a neighbor comes into contact with the spray, the city advises that they should wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water.
The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect, according to the city of Dallas’ code compliance and consumer health team.
A general outline of the area being sprayed can be seen on the map below:
In the week ending in July 31, 44 mosquito traps tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Dallas County Health and Human Services department shared. So far in 2021, there have been 112 total traps that tested positive for the virus.
Learn more about how to avoid mosquito bites and the virus here.