Trapped mosquitoes in the Turtle Creek area tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Trucks will be spraying Wednesday, June 2, Thursday, June 3, and Friday, June 4, starting approximately 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, weather permitting. The spraying will take about three to four hours.
They recommend citizens stay indoors during this time. To avoid mosquito bites, apply insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing when you go outdoors.
Use an EPA registered insect repellent such as those containing DEET. Permethrin sprayed on clothing protects after several washes. Products with a higher percentage of DEET as active ingredients generally give more extended protection.
For more preventive measures, visit http://www.ci.greenville.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=720.
Don’t spray repellent on the skin under clothing, and don’t use permethrin on the skin. For details on when and how to apply repellent, visit www.cdc.gov/westnile.