The City of Royse City will be ground spraying for mosquitoes on Friday, November 18th. It was reported that a mosquito sample tested positive for the West Nile Virus from trap location 5, which is located at 1312 Josephine St. The ground spraying for this area will include the subdivisions of Hidden Creek, Highlands of McKamy, and Rolling Meadows. Crews will begin spraying these areas at 9 PM. In the event of inclement weather and/or winds in excess of 20 MPH, then spraying will be rescheduled to the following week.
If you are in the area in which ground spraying will occur, please stay indoors, keep pets inside, and cover fish ponds during the spraying times.
The City of Royse City’s Vector Control Program is responsible for trapping mosquitoes and monitoring mosquito activity. When mosquitoes are trapped, those samples are sent to the Department of State Health Services that tests the mosquitoes for various viruses and reports its findings back to the City.
This time of year mosquito activity is high. To help eliminate the nuisance, please remove, empty and/or cover any items on your property that may hold water. Stagnant water is breeding ground for mosquitoes. To protect yourself from mosquito bites, use an insect repellent containing, at least, 30 percent DEET (lower concentration for children) and stay indoors at dawn and dusk.