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Three of our mosquito traps tested positive for West Nile virus. Those traps were located at 1515 N. Galloway at City of Mesquite Municipal Center, 1010 Barnes Bridge at Mesquite Fire Station #6 and 816 Rodeo Center Blvd at Mesquite Fire Station Station #4.
Mosquito spraying will start at 10 pm today in those areas and will continue nightly through the weekend.
All other traps in our community tested negative.
Mesquite residents are reminded to remember the four D’s:
Dusk and dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors. This is when infected mosquitoes are most active.
Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside. For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent.
DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Follow label instructions, and always wear repellent when outdoors.
Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood where mosquitoes can breed. This includes old tires, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, etc. Mosquitoes may develop in any water stagnant for more than three or four days.
Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Mosquito for more information.