Area in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile Virus

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Communications, Outreach and Marketing Press Release

June 7, 2024

Blasius Ngwa – Code Compliance
Consumer Health | (214) 671-0766

Area in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile Virus

Dallas – Mosquito samples in Dallas have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Weather permitting, the area(s) described below are scheduled for mosquito control spraying between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night from Saturday, June 8 through Sunday June 9, 2024.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 9600 block of Whitehurst Dr (75243): FOREST SPRINGS DRIVE on the north, ECHO VALLEY DRIVE on the west, BRITTANIA COURT on the east, and ROYAL LANE on the south.

While the Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide for treatment, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. People inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass through, and the spray is no longer visible. People who are out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come into contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect.

Protection against mosquito bites

Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during the evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent.  

Prevent mosquito breeding

Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters and French drains. Eliminate standing water promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days. Dallas residents may receive free mosquito dunks at Code Compliance Services District Offices while supplies last. 

Code District Offices:

3112 Canton St. (Code Administration)  O: 214-670-5708

7901 Goforth Rd. (North Central, North East) O: 214-670-9703

2721 Municipal St. (South East) O:214-671-0978

320 East Jefferson Blvd. (Central/South Central) O:214-948-4587

4230 W. Illinois Ave. (South West) O:214-670-6860

9803 Harry Hines Blvd. (North West) O:214-670-9713

To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. To be added to the City of Dallas Do Not Spray list contact 3-1-1. For additional information on mosquito control, visit