Seven neighborhoods targeted for mosquito spraying

More mosquito spraying is scheduled for this weekend after the City recovered seven WNV-positive samples

Zack Maxwell

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.