Richardson to spray Oct. 19-20 after mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus

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City health officials decided to spray a portion of Richardson after a mosquito trap tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

City health officials decided to spray a portion of Richardson after a mosquito trap tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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The city plans to spray from Bowser Road east to Jupiter Road between Apollo Road to the north and Buckingham Road to the south. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
The Richardson Health Department plans to spray for mosquitoes in the southeast section of the city after another trap in the area tested positive for West Nile virus.

Workers will spray between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 19-20 in the area. The spray area will be from Bowser Road east to Jupiter Road between Apollo Road to the north and Buckingham Road to the south.

Richardson health officials previously alerted residents to plans to spray that same area of the city last week.

Richardson officials are working with other health agencies in the metroplex to contain the spread of the West Nile virus, according to a city news release. Measures being taken include traps being set across the city to monitor mosquito populations, reducing water levels where needed and collaborating with regional partners to improve the monitoring of the virus.

Richardson offers an interactive mosquito map on its website that allows residents to find out the latest test results in their area.


Additional information about Richardson’s mosquito control program is available on the city website.
By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



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