Ground Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Thursday and Friday

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Duncanville – The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be done on Friday and Saturday nights.

Spraying will be performed in the Thrush area. Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Residents should use the 4Ds to reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

  • DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPAapproved repellents and follow instructions.
  • Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
  • Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace.
  • Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Health Inspector Mike Plemons at 972-740-1163. For a copy of the spray map, visit www.duncanville.com.