County officials have ordered ground spraying after a positive mosquito sample was found northwest of the Dish town limits.
The spraying is scheduled for the area west of FM156, south of Swafford Road, north of Hovenkamp, Meadow Ranch, and Chisum Roads, and west to the end of Alamo Drive for three consecutive nights:
- · Thursday, September 26 between the hours of 10pm and 5am
- · Friday, September 27 between the hours of 10pm and 5am
- · Saturday, September 28 between the hours of 10pm and 5am
A map of the spray area can be found at dentoncounty.com/WNV along with other information about the virus and reducing mosquitoes around the home.
County health officials urge residents in the area to consider adding “BTI mosquito dunks in water that cannot be drained, such as large drinking troughs.
West Nile virus first appeared in Denton County in 2002. Last year, there were 184 human cases, including two deaths, reported.
This year, one positive human case was reported in late July in Denton.