Ironically, the beginning of skunk breeding season in Texas is close to Valentines Day. But instead of the comic cavorting’s of Pepé le Pew, the results are often closer to “My Bloody Valentine.”
Two North Texas cities have announced they will spray for mosquitoes later this week. Officials in both McKinney and neighboring Frisco will conduct ground spraying on Wednesday and Thursday night.
With the threat of the West Nile Virus still looming as Plano’s Balloon Festival is set to start, the city’s health department has been working overtime to drive out any mosquitoes.
Spray trucks will hit the streets in Highland and University Parks this weekend in the fight against mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. Statistically, University Park has a higher number of human cases per capita than other communities.
With 80 percent of its seating outdoors, the manager of Aw Shucks worries customers will stay away on what they hoped would be a busy night on the patio.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said a law firm told his office they would be filing a lawsuit not just to stop aerial spraying, but ground spraying as well. The judge says it hasn’t turned up yet, but they will be ready for it if it does.
The clinic’s director says they were never officially informed by the City of Dallas about the positive test and some patients aren’t happy they were kept in the dark.
Of all the North Texas counties Denton was the first to report a human case of the West Nile virus. Now officials in the City of Denton are kicking up the war on mosquitoes.
The results of mosquito tests have led two North Texas cities to become more aggressive in their battle against West Nile virus.
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