Richardson to spray two areas of the city Sept. 21-22 after mosquito traps test positive for West Nile virus

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

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One spray area will be from Coit Road east to Cottonwood Creek between Arapaho Road to the north and Spring Valley Road to the south. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
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One spray area will be from Shiloh Road east to Rowlett Creek in the northeast section of the city. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
The Richardson Health Department plans to spray for mosquitoes in two sections of the city after traps tested positive for West Nile virus.

Workers will spray between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Sept. 21-22 in both areas. One spray area will be from Coit Road east to Cottonwood Creek between Arapaho Road to the north and Spring Valley Road to the south. The other spray area will be from Shiloh Road east to Rowlett Creek in the northeastern branch of the city.

Richardson health officials previously alerted residents to plans to spray various sections of the city each of the last seven weeks.

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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