Arlington, Pantego to spray for mosquitos

Arlington and Pantego will spray for mosquitos after two West Nile Virus-positive samples were detected

  • Contractors will spray for mosquitos in a neighborhood around Park Hill in North Arlington
    Contractors will spray for mosquitos in a neighborhood around Park Hill Drive in North Arlington
  • Contractors will also spray for mosquitos in Pantego near Shady Valley Drive
    Contractors will also spray for mosquitos in Pantego near Shady Valley Drive
Zack Maxwell

Ground spraying for mosquitos will occur in a neighborhood in Northwest Arlington and in Pantego starting Sunday.

The City of Arlington reported Friday afternoon that a West Nile-positive mosquito sample had been detected in the area of Moss Oak Street and Park Hill Drive.

The Town of Pantego also reported a WNV-positive sample near the border of Arlington around the area of Shady Valley Drive and West Pioneer Parkway.

Weather permitting, contractors will conduct targeted ground spraying in these areas between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Sunday and Monday.

The spray is an ultra-low volume application of Aqua-Reslin, a water-based permethrin product which is not harmful to animals.

To reduce the potential for bites, the City recommends eliminating standing water, dressing appropriately, and to purchase mosquito repellant with DEET.