FORT WORTH -- Ground spraying of insecticide to kill mosquitoes and battle West Nile virus will begin between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in neighborhoods south and southeast of downtown Fort Worth.City officials said today that the spraying would be targeted on portions of the 76104 and 76110 ZIP codes, including parts of Fairmount.If there is a delay caused by bad weather Friday night, the schedule will be pushed to Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings, according to a statement from the city of Fort Worth.Residents will be notified through door-to-door efforts and through community meetings.The concentration of pesticide that will be sprayed is less than over-the-counter products that are commonly used by the general public.Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752Twitter: @mitchmitchel3
Preventing West Nile Virus
The Tarrant County Public Health Department recommends the 4Ds.
Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won't breed.
Use insect repellent that contains DEET.
Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on the clothes.