West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes recently trapped in the Les Lacs area in Addison. Spraying will take place in the Les Lacs, Park Place and Midway Meadows neighborhoods on Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17 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.