Due to positive West Nile mosquito tests, the City of Mansfield will conduct targeted ground spraying starting tonight and through the weekend, Aug. 11-13, in two areas of the city.
Maps show each of the two specific spray areas. Spraying will be conducted between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
During the spraying period, it is recommended that residents in these areas limit time outdoors, remove pet food and water dishes and keep pets inside. It is also recommended that residents cover fish ponds, if possible, and cover bee hives if they keep bees. Pools do not need to be covered.
After spraying it is recommended residents clean outdoor furniture, grills and playground equipment with water before use.
The chemical used is not known to harm humans at the rate of application used, but may cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and skin, therefore exposure should be limited.