Would you stick your arm in a cage filled with 150 hungry Southern House mosquitoes, which are the very that carry the West Nile virus? Thankfully you don’t have to, because researchers did just that to help the CBS 11 I-Team.
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.
During a Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday leaders agreed aerial spraying for the West Nile Virus should begin. County lleaders are now waiting for 5 p.m. Wednesday, the deadline given to mayors to submit their opinions on spraying in their individual cities.
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.
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.