Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus continue to pop up all across the city of Dallas. So far, the city has identified four human cases and 29 mosquito pools that have tested positive for the virus. The city will be spraying an area near White Rock Lake in an attempt to combat the insects.

The city will be spraying an area that is bounded by the DART Rail to the north, Abrams Road to the west, Westlake Avenue to the south and the DART Rail to the east. The insecticide is considered safe but residents should still err on the side of caution by staying indoors while the city is spraying. The spraying will be conducted beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6 and will end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7.

Residents are cautioned to take measures to prevent mosquito bites. Avoiding doing any outdoor activities once the sun sets. Anyone that has to be outdoors should cover their arms and legs, as well as using mosquito repellent.

Residents should also do their part to prevent mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes lay their egss in standing water, so eliminate any standing water. Examples of places where they could be standing water include outdoor pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers and even clogged water drains.

To report standing water or mosquito problems, residents can call 3-1-1. For more information on mosquito control, visit the Dallas City Hall website.

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