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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Sept. 6 and Sept. 7
Posted Date: 9/6/2013

The City of Grand Prairie reports two West Nile Virus positive mosquito samples. This brings the total to 13 positive mosquitoes samples this season in Grand Prairie. The City's Environmental Services Department will ground spray the following areas for two consecutive nights on Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 10 p.m.:

Area 1 – This area is bound by Sampsell Drive to the north, Hardy Road to the east, Lakeview Drive to the south, and Sheriff Drive and Ridgemar Drive to the west. 
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Area 2 – This area is bound by Winslow Drive and Slaton Drive on the north, Sheffield Drive, Goodnight Trail, and Embers Trail on the east, Kingswood Blvd. and Palmer Trail on the South, and Emerson Dr. and King Harbor Ct. on the west.
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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, and keeping swimming pools properly treated and chemically balanced.

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.