The City of Euless will provide periodic spraying for mosquitoes as deemed necessary.
Spraying is not planned at this time.
Please visit the West Nile Virus information page for more on mosquitoes and facts related to spraying.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the spraying take place?
The City has increased the number of mosquito monitoring traps located throughout the city. These traps are monitored and tested weekly in cooperation with Tarrant County Public Health. Mosquito spraying won’t begin until a positive test result is reported in Euless.
Instead of city wide spraying, the area directly around the positive mosquito sample will be sprayed. If a positive Zika case is reported, localized spraying will be done. This will consist of an area of several blocks adjacent to the positive sample collection point being sprayed.
Why would spraying be postponed?
Mosquito spraying will not occur during rain or if the wind speed is 10 mph or greater. In case of adverse weather conditions, spraying will be delayed until weather conditions become favorable.
Mosquito spraying will be typically performed in the late evening while most of the city population is indoors.
What should I do during the spraying?
You do not need to do anything. If you want to take extra precautions, you can refer to these suggestions:
- Remain indoors with children and pets and cover any ornamental fish ponds, beehives or organic gardens. Stay indoors at least an hour after spraying has concluded.
- Close windows and doors, and turn off window-unit air conditioners or set to recirculate indoor air only.
- Do not let children play near or behind truck-mounted applicators when spraying is taking place.
- Drive cautiously around the spray vehicle and pass it with care.
- Avoid eye or skin contact with the spray if you are outside, and wash any exposed skin with soap and water if you come in contact with the spray.
What should I do when the spraying is completed?
You don’t need to do anything. If you want to take extra precautions, you can follow these suggestions:
- Rinse any fruit and produce left outside during spraying before eating.
- Because the spray droplets falling on the ground become inactive in just a few hours or with sunshine, it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use.
What pesticides will be used in the spraying?
BIOMIST 4+4 ULV
How safe is it?
Pesticides that are used for mosquito control have been judged by the EPA not to pose an unreasonable risk to human health. Spraying is scheduled in the evening to limit exposure to people who may wish to avoid contact with the pesticide used to control mosquito populations. Spraying begins at 9 p.m.
People who are concerned about exposure to a pesticide, such as those with chemical sensitivity or breathing conditions such as asthma, can reduce their potential for exposure by staying indoors during the application period. Anyone who thinks they have been affected should check with their primary healthcare provider.
Will the spray affect people with respiratory conditions?
People with conditions such as asthma and other respiratory conditions can consider staying indoors because spraying may worsen or aggravate these conditions.