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					News Release
Public Information Office
www.dallascityhall.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 27, 2007

City of Dallas

Mosquito Control Spraying in Response an 8th Human Case of West Nile Virus Spraying also scheduled in response to mosquito positives
Dallas, TX - Responding to a human case of West Nile disease and infected mosquitoes, City of Dallas staff will spray an area in southeast Dallas and an area in north Dallas, starting Tuesday, August 28 and ending Wednesday, August 29, 2007. Spraying will begin after 10 p.m. and will conclude prior to 3 a.m. Control Area 1: (map attached) The area to be sprayed is bounded by Forney Road, Buckner Boulevard, Jennie Lee Lane and Prairie Creek Road. Control Area 2: (map attached) The area to be sprayed is bounded by Merrell Road, Kelsey Road, Strait Lane, Meadowood Road, Rockbrook Drive, Park Lane, Lenel Place, Walnut Hill Lane, and Gooding Drive. While the insecticide is considered safe, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. Persons inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass and the spray is no longer visible. Persons out when spraying is to take place should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come in contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect. Fish ponds should be protected and pets should be brought inside during the spraying period. Protection against mosquito bites Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during evening and early morning hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellant. Prevent mosquito breeding Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters. Standing water should be eliminated promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days. City's mosquito spray program The pesticide and spray methods are adapted for the purpose of reducing the adult mosquito population. Only those areas where infected mosquitoes have been found are scheduled for spraying. The active ingredients in the pesticides used are permethrin and piperonyl butoxide. A 300-foot swath is the effective range and only insects present and which come into contact with the pesticide may be killed. Insects which are not active at night like bees and dragon flies should not be affected. To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. For additional information on Mosquito Control, visit http://www.dallascityhall.com/ehs/mosquito_control.html.

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Adult Mosquito Spray Areas Tuesday August 28, 2007 and Wednesday August 29, 2007 Between 10:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M.

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Area to be Sprayed Dallas Streets Railroads

City of Dallas

Department of Environmental and Health Services Environmental Assessment Program

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Adult Mosquito Spray Areas Tuesday August 28, 2007 and Wednesday August 29, 2007 Between 10:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M.

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Area to be Sprayed Dallas Streets

City of Dallas

Department of Environmental and Health Services Environmental Assessment Program

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