Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed a positive test for West Nile Virus (WNV) from a mosquito sample taken from the west side of Highland Park. Mosquito ground spraying will be conducted in area of town west of Preston Road.
In response to this positive mosquito sample for WNV the Town of Highland Park will conduct ground spraying measures in accordance to the Town’s Mosquito Control Policy. The areas for ground spraying in Highland Park are west of Preston Road to the Town limits. Ground spraying measures include public rights-of-way, tennis courts, and are scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. and conclude by 6:00 a.m.
• Friday, July 10th: Truck mounted ground spraying west of Preston Rd. to Town limits
• Saturday, July 11th: Truck mounted ground spraying west of Preston Rd. to Town limits
• Sunday, July 12th: Truck mounted ground spraying west of Preston Rd. to Town limits
Highland Park residents should remain inside and protect pets during the time the sprayers are in your area. Any pet water dishes left outside should be cleaned after spraying. Ground spraying will not take place in the event of rain or winds in excess of 10 miles per hour.
In addition to the spraying, Highland Park Public Works Department has been locating and eliminating standing water in low lying areas in public rights-of-way. Individuals are encouraged to survey their yard for any areas with standing water, such as flower pot basins, bird baths and pet dishes. Shrubbery and landscaping near the foundation harbor mosquitoes during the day due to the cool, moist environment.
Town personnel are available to provide free home inspections of your yard to identify potential areas of mosquito breeding grounds. This inspection includes yard irrigation systems. Residents may call 214-521-4161 to arrange a free inspection of their property.