Seven neighborhoods targeted for mosquito spraying
More mosquito spraying is scheduled for this weekend after the City recovered seven WNV-positive samples
Six Arlington neighborhoods and one Pantego neighborhood will receive mosquito spraying treatment starting Sunday.
The City of Arlington reported Friday that it had trapped six West Nile Virus-positive mosquito samples in various neighborhoods throughout Arlington. A seventh sample was reported by Pantego in a neighborhood near Arlington’s border.
The following areas will receive targeted ground-spraying treatment:
- Jake Langston Park at Woodside Drive
- Forestwood Drive at Arbor Oaks Drive
- Yaupon Drive at Bristlecone Drive
- Arkansas Lane at Lakewood Drive
- Eden Road at Highway 287
- Stagetrail Drive at Highway 287
- Miller Lane at Pantego Drive
The City’s contractor will spray an ultra-low volume application of Aqua-Reslin, a water-based permethrin product. The City has previously stated the pesticide is not harmful to humans or animals.
Some residents have questioned if the spray affects bee populations. According to a pesticide registration document with the Environmental Protection Agency, the spray is “highly toxic” to bees.
Weather permitting, ground-spraying will occur on Sunday and Monday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
To help fight the bite, residents should remove any standing water from their property, use mosquito spray with DEET, and wear long-sleeve shirts and pants when working outside.