June 21, 2024

During weekly testing of mosquito traps, the City of Euless received notification of one trap in Euless containing West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes.  The City of Euless will be spraying for mosquitoes starting Thursday, May 23 starting at 9:00 p.m.  Zone 5 will be sprayed on Thursday, May 23. Based on the recommendation of Tarrant County Public Health, the area directly around the positive mosquito samples will be sprayed. In the event of adverse weather conditions, spraying will be delayed until the following day. Mosquito spraying will be performed in the late evening while most of the city population is indoors.

What should I do during the spraying?

  • Remain indoors with children and pets and cover any ornamental fish ponds, beehives or organic gardens. Stay indoors at least an hour after spraying has concluded.
  • Close windows and doors, and turn off window-unit air conditioners or set to recirculate indoor air only.
  • Do not let children play near or behind truck-mounted applicators when spraying is taking place.
  • Drive cautiously around the spray vehicle and pass it with care.
  • Avoid eye or skin contact with the spray if you are outside, and wash any exposed skin with soap and water if you come in contact with the spray  

What should I do when the spraying is completed?

  • Rinse any fruit and produce left outside during spraying before eating.
  • Because the spray droplets falling on the ground become inactive in just a few hours or with sunshine (UV light), it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use.

What pesticides will be used in the spraying?

BIOMIST 4+4 ULV

How safe is it? 

Pesticides that are used for mosquito control have been deemed by the EPA not to pose an unreasonable risk to human health. Spraying is scheduled in the evening to limit exposure to people who may wish to avoid contact with the pesticide used to control mosquito populations. Spraying begins at 9:00 p.m. People who are concerned about exposure to a pesticide, such as those with chemical sensitivity or breathing conditions such as asthma, can reduce their potential for exposure by staying indoors during the application period. Anyone who thinks they have been affected should check with their primary healthcare provider.

Will the spray affect people with respiratory conditions?

People with conditions such as asthma and other respiratory conditions should stay indoors because spraying may worsen or aggravate these conditions.