West Nile Update, From Press Conference

[Dallas, TX] – [Dallas County will continue our Aerial Spraying against West Nile Virus (WNV) in Phase II of the plan which includes the new cities which have opted in this week.  In response to citizens who may see aircraft spraying their non-targeted areas; there are several reasons why when an aircraft is seen spraying insecticide over a non-targeted area they are NOT actually spraying that area. The technology onboard this aircraft is very sophisticated and the target areas are sprayed with great precision.  County Judge Clay Jenkins received communication from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today confirming that they were extremely pleased with Dallas County’s decision in the implementation of our Integrated Mosquito Response Plan which includes Aerial Spraying and they lauded our approach and leadership throughout.  The effort is being funded with a combination of federal and state dollars.]

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