Leander to spray insecticide after another mosquito sample reveals West Nile

Two more mosquitoes in Plano have tested positive for West Nile virus, prompting spraying in two south Plano neighborhoods.

Two more mosquitoes in Plano have tested positive for West Nile virus, prompting spraying in two south Plano neighborhoods.

Here's where mosquito-spraying will occur in Leander ... and whyThe city of Leander will spray for mosquitoes beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the area surrounding Devine Lake Park, the fire department announced Nov. 9.

A mosquito sample taken from a trap near Devine Lake Park, off Waterfall Avenue, tested positive for West Nile virus, the city discovered Nov. 8. The sample was collected Nov. 3.

The Leander sample is the 12th mosquito sample in Williamson County to test positive for the virus. A sample tested positive for West Nile in Cedar Park in October.

According to a news release, Williamson County and Cities Health District best practices call for the city to fund truck-mounted spraying.

"Although the mosquito control product poses no significant health risk, if possible, people and pets may want to stay indoors during spraying," the release stated.


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