Richardson to spray Oct. 26-27 after mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus

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)

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 Coit Road east to Cottonwood Creek between Arapaho Road to the north and Spring Valley Road to the south. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
The Richardson Health Department plans to spray for mosquitoes in the southwest section of the city after a trap in the area tested positive for West Nile virus.

Workers will spray between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 26-27 in the area. The spray area will be from Coit Road east to Cottonwood Creek between Arapaho Road to the north and Spring Valley Road to the south.

Richardson health officials previously alerted residents to plans to spray that same area of the city in September and a southeastern portion of the city earlier this month.

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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