Wind speeds dip, aerial spraying in Denton County a go

Aerial spraying

Credit: Monika Diaz / WFAA

Three of the four planes used in the aerial spraying campaign line up for takeoff from Dallas Executive Airport on Sunday evening.




Posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 1 at 10:47 AM

 DENTON – Denton County officials send word: Cities that opted in for aerial spraying against mosquitoes carrying West Nile will be sprayed tonight.

The spraying was scheduled to begin Thursday evening, but winds were too high for Clarke, the company contracted to perform the duty, to send its pilots into. 

The spraying will begin at 9 p.m. and wrap up around 2 a.m. Cities that opted in will be covered with the pesticide known as Duet, which has been declared safe if humans are exposed by the Centers for Disease Control. 

It’s the same substance Dallas County was sprayed with earlier this month, which officials yesterday said decreased the breed of mosquito that most often carries West Nile by as much as 93 percent

And, as a refresher, here’s a list of the cities that opted into the spraying: 

Aubrey, Town of Copper Canyon, Corral City, Town of Crossroads, Town of Dish, Town of Double Oak, Town of Flower Mound, Hackberry, Haslet, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Lincoln Park, Town of Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Prosper (Denton County only), Providence Village, Roanoke, Sanger, Sandy Shores, Southlake, Town of Trophy Club, Town of Westlake

And those that opted out:

Argyle, Bartonville, Corinth, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Hebron, Little Elm, Plano, The Colony.

Carrollton, Coppell and Dallas were already sprayed by Dallas County.