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Mosquito Spraying in Highland Village, TX

The Denton County Health Department has confirmed one case of West Nile disease in Highland Village and some areas are experiencing high concentrations of mosquitoes. The City of Highland Village will conduct spraying operations in the affected neighborhoods on July 5 and 6. Spraying will begin after 10:30 p.m. conclude before 4 a.m. on both dates.

The areas to be sprayed include the Castlewood subdivision, the Clearwater subdivision, Caitlin Street and Craig Circle in the Highland Shores subdivision, a portion of the Briarhill subdivision from Silverthorne Street to Rosedale to Creekside and Woodside, and along Sellmeyer Lane from Lower Sellmeyer Park to Bexar Street.

The City will notify these neighborhoods with community signs and a phone call on July 5 from the Connect CTY system. Residents living in the areas to be sprayed are advised to minimize exposure when possible. If residents are outside or in a vehicle during this time, be alert for the spraying truck and maintain your distance. The following precautionary steps are also advisable:

 

• If possible, stay indoors during spray events

• If the spray contacts skin or eyes, wash skin with soap and water, and rinse eyes with water or saline solution

• Cover fish ponds and bring pets indoors

• Close windows

• Wash outside toys, play equipment, and furniture with soap and water prior to use

• Wash exposed fruits and vegetables before eating

There are no special precautions or waiting periods recommended for swimming pools. City staff will continue to conduct additional inspections and monitor the area after treatment. Highland Village uses integrated pest control methods for mosquito concerns including inspections of the city for high populations, larvicidal treatment of any potential mosquito breeding areas, and increased educational efforts. We are adding spraying at this time to reduce the population in areas where mosquitoes are especially dense. The insecticide used in spraying is applied at ultra-low levels, breaks down quickly, and does not leave a toxic residue. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 972-899-5091.

The Denton County Health Department has confirmed one case of West Nile disease in Highland Village and some areas are experiencing high concentrations of mosquitoes. The City of Highland Village will conduct spraying operations in the affected neighborhoods on July 5 and 6. Spraying will begin after 10:30 p.m. conclude before 4 a.m. on both dates.

The areas to be sprayed include the Castlewood subdivision, the Clearwater subdivision, Caitlin Street and Craig Circle in the Highland Shores subdivision, a portion of the Briarhill subdivision from Silverthorne Street to Rosedale to Creekside and Woodside, and along Sellmeyer Lane from Lower Sellmeyer Park to Bexar Street.

The City will notify these neighborhoods with community signs and a phone call on July 5 from the Connect CTY system. Residents living in the areas to be sprayed are advised to minimize exposure when possible. If residents are outside or in a vehicle during this time, be alert for the spraying truck and maintain your distance. The following precautionary steps are also advisable:

• If possible, stay indoors during spray events

• If the spray contacts skin or eyes, wash skin with soap and water, and rinse eyes with water or saline solution

• Cover fish ponds and bring pets indoors

• Close windows

• Wash outside toys, play equipment, and furniture with soap and water prior to use

• Wash exposed fruits and vegetables before eating

There are no special precautions or waiting periods recommended for swimming pools. City staff will continue to conduct additional inspections and monitor the area after treatment. Highland Village uses integrated pest control methods for mosquito concerns including inspections of the city for high populations, larvicidal treatment of any potential mosquito breeding areas, and increased educational efforts. We are adding spraying at this time to reduce the population in areas where mosquitoes are especially dense. The insecticide used in spraying is applied at ultra-low levels, breaks down quickly, and does not leave a toxic residue. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 972-899-5091.

The City of Highland Village reminds residents to take the proper precautions to reduce their risk of getting the mosquito-borne West Nile virus by remembering the four D’s: drain, dress, DEET and dusk/dawn. Residents should:

• Drain standing water around their homes to reduce mosquito hatching grounds.

• Dress in pants and long sleeves when outside in mosquito-infested areas, but avoid becoming too hot.

• Apply an insect repellent that contains DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) to exposed skin

and to clothing when outdoors.

• Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

Thanks to the City of Highland Village for sending out this message!

http://www.highlandvillage.org

*Tricia Hoffmann*

Team Nelson

www.TriciaHoffmann.com

972-740-4108 (direct)Tricia@TeamNelson.com

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Comment balloon 0 commentsTricia Hoffmann • July 04 2012 09:17AM
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