Aerial mosquito spraying will continue tonight, now moving north of LBJ and covering the areas that were missed last night due to weather conditions.
Spraying is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will continue until about 1 a.m., weather permitting. Spraying began at 10 last night in Park Cities and East Dallas but was stopped at midnight when it rained.
All in all, 62.8 square miles have now been sprayed in the city, leaving 272.6 miles yet to be covered in the city limits. The measure comes after Dallas has experienced “emergency levels” of the West Niles virus. Not up to speed on the story? The Dallas Morning News has compiled all its coverage here.
Another round of aerial spraying is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, making a second pass in all areas of the city to be sure the spraying is effective.
The chemicals are said the be safe, but here are some precautions to take. Avoid being outside during spraying. Close windows and keep pets inside. If your skin or clothes are exposed, wash them with soap and water. Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables with water as a general precautionary measure. Cover small ornamental fish ponds. However, because the chemical breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, no special precautions are suggested for outdoor swimming areas.