A neighborhood in the Forest Meadow area in Lake Highlands was sprayed for West Nile virus over the weekend.

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According to a City of Dallas release and confirmed by Code Compliance officials, an area within the 9600 block of Whitehurst Drive roughly bounded by Forest Spring Drive to the North, Echo Valley Drive to the West, Britannia Court to the East and Royal Lane to the South was sprayed from approximately 9:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The spraying was the result of mosquito samples from Dallas testing positive for West Nile virus. The source location of WNV-positive mosquito samples was not disclosed.  

The spray has no residual effect. If residents encounter a spray truck, they are encouraged to stay indoors or remain in their vehicle with the windows up.

Residents are encouraged to limit outdoor activity during dusk and evening hours to avoid mosquito bites. If necessary to be outdoors during these hours, wearing repellant and covering arms and legs is advised. 

The city is also advising residents to eliminate standing water. At-risk standing water sources listed include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys, clogged rain gutters and French drains. 

To report standing water or mosquito issues, residents are asked to call 3-1-1. The same number can be contacted to be put on a do-not-spray list.