Texas Mosquito Control
While most North Texans are glad to see the rain gone and rejoicing at the sunshine, experts say the 2015 mosquito population will be one for the record books too.
Imagine that you’re in the midst of battling the West Nile virus. Now, imagine that you have some 3 million people converging on one area of the city. That’s the challenge facing the State Fair of Texas.
The number of Dallas County residents who have died from West Nile Virus related health issues now stands at 12. Officials say the hospital patient lived in the 75060 zip code.
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 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.
Since many cities in North Texas refuse to spray for mosquitos, more and more homeowners are shelling out big bucks of their own to meet the threat of West Nile.