West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample reported, Grand Prairie to ground spray July 9-10

The City of Grand Prairie reports one West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample and will ground spray on Sunday, July 9, 2017 and Monday, July 10, 2017 depending on weather conditions, starting at 9 p.m.

This area is bound by Wendy on the north, Westchester on the south, Robinson on the west, and Carrier Parkway on the east.

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Residents in this area are advised to stay indoors, keep pets inside, and cover fish ponds during those times. Spraying will be rescheduled if wind speeds are above 10 mph or in the event of rain.

All Grand Prairie residents are asked to help eliminate the areas that mosquitoes need to breed by emptying, removing or covering any receptacle that can hold water.

To prevent mosquito bites, residents are advised to use an insect repellent containing at least 30 percent DEET (lower concentration for children) and stay indoors at dawn and dusk.

The City of Grand Prairie conducts regular tests on mosquito samples throughout the city as part of its West Nile Virus surveillance program. For more information on vector control in Grand Prairie, please visit: www.gptx.org/FighttheBite