One North Texas city has plans to expand its ability to fight mosquitos carrying West Nile Virus, even if the insects are around into the fall.
Planes spraying pesticide have returned to the skies Saturday night after having to cancel spraying on Thursday and cut short on Friday.
Aerial spraying scheduled for Friday evening in Denton County was interrupted by gusty winds.
Preliminary tests show aerial spraying in Dallas County may have dramatically decreased the number of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.
The North Texas weather is having an impact on the battle against West Nile Virus. Officials in Denton County have delayed their plans to start aerial mosquito spraying tonight.
Denton County will start aerial spraying on Thursday night for mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus, after health officials declared an emergency in the area.
The cities of Lewisville, hit hard by the virus, and Southlake have said yes to aerial spraying.
What’s worse, West Nile Virus? Or the pesticide used to kill the mosquitoes that carry it?
The Denton County Health Department Friday confirmed the second West Nile related death for the county this year.
The Flower Mound City Council voted unanimously to opt in for aerial spraying. Flower Mound joins a growing list of North Texas cities that are quickly turning to spraying for mosquitoes from the air.
The West Nile virus has created a health emergency in Denton County. Officials there now say aerial spraying is the plan to help fight the spread of the disease.
Organic farmer Marie Tedei spent Wednesday evening covering nearly two acres of her crops. This marks the third time this week she’s gone through the drill.