July 24, 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 sprayed for mosquitoes starting Friday, June 21, at 9:00 p.m. Zone 8 was sprayed on Friday, June 21. Based on the recommendation of Tarrant County Public Health, the area directly around the positive mosquito samples was sprayed. In the event of adverse weather conditions, spraying was delayed until the following day. Mosquito spraying was performed in the late evening while most of the city population was indoors.

What should I have done 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 now that 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 were 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 was scheduled in the evening to limit exposure to people who may wish to avoid contact with the pesticide used to control mosquito populations. Spraying began at 9:00 p.m. People concerned about exposure to a pesticide, such as those with chemical sensitivity or breathing conditions such as asthma, could 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 have stayed indoors because spraying may worsen or aggravate these conditions.