City of Denton to Apply Second Mosquito Ground Spray Sept. 11

Application to be Confined to Residential Area in the Northern Part of the City


DENTON, TX, Sept. 9, 2020 – In accordance with the City of Denton Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan, the City will conduct a second ground spray application of Merus 3.0, an organic, ultra-low volume (ULV) ground spray for killing adult mosquitoes, in a confined residential area of Denton in the late evening hours of Friday, Sept. 11, weather permitting. Forecasted inclement weather required the second ground spray event to be delayed until Friday, Sept. 11.

The application area for this ground spray event is generally bordered in the residential areas north of University Drive, south of Windsor Drive, from North Lakes Park to Bolivar Street. A map of the designated spray area is included below and can be found online at www.cityofdenton.com/fightthebite. To minimize exposure, the ground spraying will take place between the evening/overnight hours of 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, and 5 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. While not harmful to humans or pets, the late evening application allows residents to more easily avoid contact with these pesticides when they are applied.

Detailed information, including a map of the treatment area, frequently asked questions about the Merus 3.0 pesticide and ground spraying, and the steps residents can take to reduce the mosquito population and increase their protection against West Nile virus can be found at www.cityofdenton.com/fightthebite. Other resources include the Texas Department of Health Services website at www.dshs.state.tx.us and the Denton County Health Department website at www.dentoncounty.com/wnv.


Contact: Deborah Viera, (940) 349-7162, Deborah.Viera@cityofdenton.com

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