West Nile Virus

Now That Dallas is Pretty Much Clear of Ebola, It’s Time to Fret About West Nile Virus

By Joanna England / October 23, 2014 / 1 Comment

According to the Lake Highlands Advocate, two pools in the vicinity of 11400 block of Park Central and the 11900 block of Woodbridge have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Since then, Dallas officials have sprayed pesticides in Lake Highlands from Monday to Wednesday in hopes to curb the population of Culex mosquitoes, the only species […]

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UPDATED: First Human West Nile Virus Case is Found in Preston Hollow, City Plans Ground Spraying For Affected Area

By Joanna England / July 18, 2014 / 2 Comments

Well, you’ll find us on our way to Lake Tahoe, where there are no disease carrying mosquitoes and the vistas and waters are easy to soak up. (Well, Candy is headed there, and I’m with her in spirit, so that counts, right?) It was an easy decision now that Dallas County Health and Human Services […]

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When Does Mosquito Spraying Do More Harm Than Good? Just Ask The Dead Bees in Dallas

By Joanna England / August 12, 2013 / 4 Comments

Some residents near White Rock Lake woke up to a tragedy – massive numbers of dead bees all over neighborhoods that were subject to ground spraying by the City of Dallas last night. Sure, I hate mosquitoes just as much as anyone else, and with a toddler, I’m really scared of West Nile Virus, but […]

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West Nile Virus Spraying is Upon Us, Like, Literally Tonight at Ten

By Candy Evans / June 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

Remember last year when everyone was b**tching about spraying for West Nile? We were called “Ground Zero” in the West Nile Virus battle by the Washington Post. The county, bloggers, journalists and politicians were torn and divided over what to do: nuke the area with planes spraying pesticide to kill the buggers, or let nature take it’s course. […]

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