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Mesquite, TX – July 29, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area bounded by Davis Street, New Market Road and Belt Line Road in the neighborhood around City Lake Park. Off of Pioneer Road from Sierra Drive to Rancho Drive and neighborhoods at the intersection of Pioneer Road and Cartwright Road. The area around Hagan Hill near IH-20 and Lawson Road will also be sprayed. Attached are maps of the spray areas.
Two sprays of the area should be completed by Monday night, weather permitting. Spraying begins after 10 p.m. and ends no later than 5:30 a.m.
West Nile virus is currently very active in North Texas counties. Precautions should be taken if outside during the hours when mosquitos are active. Prevention is the best defense against the West Nile virus. Mesquite residents are reminded to enjoy the outdoors, and remember the four D’s:
Get more tips on mosquito control and protection from the City’s Mosquito Brochure. For more information visit www.cityofmesquite.com/mosquitocontrol or call the City of Mesquite’s Health Division at 972-216-8138.