Mosquito Spraying To Start Tonight In Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – At a press conference late Wednesday, Dallas County health officials said aerial West Nile spraying will start Thursday night at 8:30.

The cities that agreed to the aerial spraying are:

  • Addison
  • Dallas
  • University Park
  • Highland Park
  • Mesquite
  • Coppell
  • Carrollton
  • Richardson
  • Grand Prairie
  • Farmers Branch
  • Garland

The cities that declined the spraying or did not respond to the county by the deadline are:

  • Sachse
  • Irving
  • Rowlett
  • Wylie

Emily Trube of KRLD 1080 talked with Gene & Julie about exactly where in those above cities the spraying will occur.

Aerial Spraying will begin with the cities of University Park and Highland Park along with an area a few miles north and south.  All of east Dallas, including the Greenville Ave. neighborhood and White Rock Lake, will be sprayed Thursday night as well.

The main reason why aerial spraying will begin shortly after 8:30 pm is the behavior of the targeted mosquitoes.

“The target mosquitoes that we’re primarily after are active during the first hours after the sun goes down” said Doug Carroll, Clarke Mosquito Control.

The planes will fly above the rest of the participating cities Friday, Saturday and possibly into Sunday.  The order of these cities has yet to be determined.
Get more information on the Mosquito spraying at


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