Dallas County reports the second full application for aerial mosquito spraying for the city of Richardson was completed yesterday, Monday, August 20, 2012. It was the last aerial spraying operation currently planned for the city.
Also yesterday, Richardson’s Health Department received confirmation of two additional cases of finding the West Nile virus in people. The new results bring the city’s count up to nine total confirmed cases of people found infected with the disease this year.
Due to the aerial spraying operations, no neighborhood spraying events are being planned in connection with the new findings. Residents are urged to continue to take precautions to help keep mosquito populations at a minimum around their home, and to take personal measures to help lower their risk of contracting the West Nile virus.
How To Protect Yourself
To protect from mosquito bites, people are asked to follow the Four D’s of protection:
- DRAIN standing water around the home,
- Use insect repellent containing DEET,
- Avoid being outdoors at DUSK and DAWN when mosquitoes are most active,
- And DRESS to protect yourself with long sleeves and pants to reduce skin exposure.