West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes recently trapped in the Winnwood/Celestial area in Addison. Spraying will take place in the Winnwood/Celestial, Oaks North, Lake Forest and Bellbrook Estates neighborhoods on Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 the hour immediately before sunrise (approximately 5am to 6am).
The pesticide that Addison uses and the application techniques are very safe for use in urban areas; however, residents are encouraged to avoid direct contact.
Please continue to employ the 4 D’s of mosquito avoidance and protection:
Dress: Wear long, loose fitting, light-colored clothing when outdoors
DEET: Use insect repellent products containing “DEET” following product label for application
- Eliminate ALL standing water
- Remove, cover or invert any containers that can collect and hold standing water (bottles, cans, buckets, flower pots, tires, trash containers, etc.)
- Change water in pet dishes, bird baths, wading pools, etc.
- Remove litter, leaves, grass clippings, etc. from roof gutters/downspouts and French drain systems so water will properly drain
Dusk & Dawn: Stay indoors during dusk & dawn when mosquitoes are most active
For complete information regarding the status of West Nile in Dallas County, visit Dallas County Health & Human Services website.
For any other questions or concerns, please contact the Town of Addison Environmental Services Department.