Richardson to spray five areas of city Aug. 31-Sept. 1 after West Nile virus detected in mosquito traps

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

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

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Richardson plans to spray for mosquitoes from Apollo Road south to Buckingham Road between Bowser Road east to Jupiter Road. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
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Richardson plans to spray for mosquitoes within the northeast panhandle section of the city from Rowlett Creek east to Murphy Road. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
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Richardson plans to spray for mosquitoes from Campbell Road south to Arapaho Road between Cottonwood Creek east to Richardson Drive. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
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Richardson plans to spray for mosquitoes within the northeast panhandle section of the city from Shiloh Road east to Rowlett Creek. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
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Richardson plans to spray for mosquitoes from Renner Road south to Fall Creek Drive between Tam O’Shanter Lane and Custer Parkway east to US 75. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
The Richardson Health Department plans to spray for mosquitoes in five different sections of the city after traps tested positive for West Nile virus.

Workers will spray between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in each of the areas. One spray area will be from Cottonwood Creek east to Richardson Drive between Campbell Road to the north and Arapaho Road to the south. The next two spray areas will be within the northeast panhandle section of the city from Shiloh Road east to Rowlett Creek and then from that creek east to Murphy Road. Another spray area will be from Bowser Road to the west and Jupiter Road to the east between Apollo Road to the north and Buckingham Road to the south. The other spray area will be from Tam O'Shanter Lane and Custer Parkway east to US 75 between Renner Road to the north and Fall Creek Drive to the south.

City health officials previously alerted residents to plans to spray various sections of the city four times in August.

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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