Dallas County Health and Human Services is teaming up with a mosquito protection company to provide needy residents with insect repellent. DCHHS and Cutter® Insect Repellent will hand out free insect repellent to low-income residents and senior citizens.
Aerial spraying will be the next tool put to work in North Texas’ ongoing battle with West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes. Ground spraying is scheduled in at least four North Texas cities, but it’s the pesticides dumped by planes that have some concerned.
A ninth person in Dallas County has died from complications from the West Nile Virus.
Plano Mom Alison Malone says her kids are mosquito magnets—pointing to four fresh bites on her young daughter’s forehead. So what’s a Mom to do?
The City of Fort Worth does not spray for mosquitoes. With the hundreds of reported cases of human West Nile infection across North Texas and the half a dozen West Nile-related deaths, many are questioning why.
As it stands, the West Nile Virus has infected nearly 150 people across the metroplex. And of all the North Texas counties Denton was the first to report a human case of the West Nile virus.
Spray trucks taking aim at mosquitoes will be hitting the streets in Highland Park Friday night, just two days after an area West Nile Virus related death.
The second North Texas death related to the West Nile Virus has been reported in Dallas County. Health officials say the latest victim lived in Highland Park.
Thursday afternoon officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the 12th human West Nile Virus infection. Health workers would only say that the case is from Dallas’ 75216 zip code.
For many North Texas families mosquito repellent has become a priority; especially after human cases of the West Nile Virus have been reported. Now more questions are being asked about bug repellant ingredients.
With more than a dozen cases of West Nile virus reported in North Texas, residents are changing their habits to protect themselves.
The results of mosquito tests have led two North Texas cities to become more aggressive in their battle against West Nile virus.