The City of Grand Prairie reports one new human case of West Nile virus. This is the 18th human case this season in Grand Prairie.
The city’s Environmental Services staff will ground spray the following area for two consecutive nights on Sunday, Oct. 14, and Monday, Oct. 15, from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
The area is bound by Tarrant Road on the north, Cook Dr. on the east, Hinton St. on the south, and NW 7th on the west.
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Residents in these areas are advised to stay indoors, keep pets inside, and cover fish ponds during those times. Spraying will be rescheduled if wind speeds are above 10 mph or in the event of rain.
All Grand Prairie residents are asked to help eliminate the areas that mosquitoes need to breed by emptying, removing or covering any receptacle that can hold water. To prevent mosquito bites, residents are advised to use an insect repellent containing at least 30 percent DEET (lower concentration for children) and stay indoors at dawn and dusk.
The City of Grand Prairie conducts regular tests on mosquito samples throughout the city as part of its West Nile Virus surveillance program. For more information on vector control in Grand Prairie, please visit: www.gptx.org/FighttheBite.