Friday, August 31, 2012 By The City of Southlake
Aerial Mosquito Spraying Round Two Tonight
UPDATE 9/2: The first round of aerial spraying was completed on Saturday night. Weather permitting, the second application is scheduled to take place tonight (Sunday, September 2nd) between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
UPDATE 9/1: Due to adverse wind conditions, no portion of the City of Southlake was covered during last night’s aerial spraying. Weather permitting, aerial spraying is now scheduled to take place tonight (Saturday, September 1st) and tomorrow night (Sunday, September 2nd) between the hours of 9:00 PM and 2:00 AM.
Tonight (8/31), starting promptly at 9:00 p.m., the City of Southlake will participate in the Denton County aerial spraying program. The spraying will take place Friday and Saturday nights (8/31 and 9/1) between the hours of 9:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Over the last several days the City has been working with Denton County, Southlake residents, businesses, Carroll ISD, Keller ISD to get the word out about the program’s dates and times.
In anticipation of the spraying Denton County Health Department issued tips to help minimize spray exposure:
- Avoid being outside during spraying; close windows and keep pets inside.
- If skin or clothes are exposed, wash them with soap and water.
- Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables with water as a general precautionary measure.
- Cover small ornamental fish ponds.
- Because the chemical breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, no special precautions are suggested for outdoor swimming areas.
All City parks, fields and open spaces will close at 8:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night due to the spraying. The Denton County Health Department has also recommended that restaurants with patio seating close those outdoor sections on Friday and Saturday nights.
Please visit the City’s West Nile Virus website www.CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus or call the Denton County West Nile virus hotline (940-349-2907) for more information.