The City of Benbrook is spraying for mosquitoes within a half-mile radius of the 1400 block of Vernon Castle Avenue in Benbrook. The spray area is generally bounded by Mesquite Trail to the north; Rio Grande Drive to the south; Duane Street to the east; and Timberline Drive to the west.
City crews will begin spraying at approximately 11:00 PM on Friday evening, August 5, and conclude by 6:00 AM the following morning, August 6, weather permitting.
The spraying is in response to a positive reading of West Nile Virus in a mosquito found in one of the traps used to obtain samples for testing, as confirmed by Tarrant County Public Health.
The amount of mosquito control pesticide that is sprayed from the truck is not harmful to people or pets. However, as with any pesticide, it is a good idea to keep exposure to a minimum.
The City of Benbrook would like to remind residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against West Nile Virus. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent, and dress appropriately if outdoors, especially from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
For more information, contact Bennett Howell at 817-249-6063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.