Mosquitoes in 3 Dallas Neighborhoods Positive for West Nile Virus, Spraying Scheduled – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The area to be sprayed in southern Dallas is bounded by Highland Woods Drive to the north, Bon Air Drive to the west, Bishop College Drive to the east and Barnabus Drive to the south.

DEET: Make sure this active ingredient is in your bug spray.

The DCHHS stated residents need to remain inside during the time sprayers remain in the area. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds more than 10 mph or severe weather..

The area to be sprayed in North Dallas is bounded by LBJ Freeway to the north, Mill Hollow Drive to the west, West Ferris Branch Boulevard to the east and Rocky Branch Drive to the south.

Dallas County Health and Person Provider Department will spray for mosquitoes in areas of Oak Cliff, North Dallas and southern Dallas after more mosquitoes checked favorable for West Nile infection.

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites.

The location to be sprayed in Oak Cliff is bounded by Burlingdell Avenue to the north, Burns Avenue to the west, South Ravinia Drive to the east and June drive to the south.

It has actually been suggested in the past that to prevent mosquito bites you ought to avoid being outdoors during Dusk and Dawn (the 4 Ds). While this is true for mosquitoes that frequently carry the West Nile virus, other kinds of mosquitoes that are more most likely to bring Zika, dengue and chikungunya are active throughout the day. When outdoors, no matter what time of day, adjust your dress accordingly and use bug spray containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus as your first line of defense against insect bites.

Drain standing water in your backyard and neighborhood: Mosquitoes can establish in any water stagnant for more than three days.

Dress in long sleeves, trousers when outside: For additional protection, spray thin clothes with repellent.

The spraying will take place Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather allowing.