University Park To Fog For Mosquitoes

Municipal Mosquito will fog all alleys in the southwest part of University Park for mosquitoes tonight after the mosquito count in one trap in the area was found to be ‘substantial’ in the city’s latest report.

Photo: City of University Park

The effort will begin at 10 p.m., weather permitting, according to the city’s website.

Mosquito control efforts generally run from April to October.

During mosquito season, the city places traps throughout the community to monitor mosquito counts and activity.  

The city also provides mosquito dunks (two to a pack) to residents who pick them up at city hall during mosquito season.

The traps are generally near schools and parks. City personnel check all traps on a weekly basis.  

The mosquitoes collected are sent to one of two area labs, Dallas County or Municipal Mosquito. 

The labs sort, identify and test the samples for West Nile, Dengue, Chickungunya, and Zika viruses.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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