Richardson Health Department spraying for mosquitos to contain West Nile spread

City health officials decided to spray the area near East Renner Road and Brand Road after a trap within the district caught mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
City health officials decided to spray the area near East Renner Road and Brand Road after a trap within the district caught mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

City health officials decided to spray the area near East Renner Road and Brand Road after a trap within the district caught mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

To prevent the spread of the West Nile virus, the Richardson Health Department is spraying for mosquitoes around the area near East Renner Road and Brand Road in the northeastern branch of the city.

The spraying will take place Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. City health officials decided to spray the area after a trap within the district caught mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus, according to a city release.

Richardson officials are working with other health agencies in the area to contain the spread of the West Nile virus, the release said.

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 monitoring of the virus.

Richardson also 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 Erick Pirayesh
Erick Pirayesh joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado Journalism and Media Studies program. He previously served as editor-in-chief of The Channels student newspaper in Santa Barbara, California.


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