Posted on: November 13, 2017

Spraying for mosquitoes begins on Monday, November 13

Spray area map-overnighthours-web - Taylor

Tests on mosquitoes conducted weekly by the Williamson County and Cities Health District in the Robinson Park area for the first time were positive for West Nile Virus last week. WCCHD informed the City of Taylor on Thursday, November 9 of the test result. City staff immediately began efforts to inform the public. Spraying to kill the mosquitoes begins on Monday night, November 13, in cooperation with WCCHD. Door hangers will be placed by city staff on Monday during the day with the following precautionary information.

The contractor will spray a one-half mile radius around the park between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for three consecutive nights, weather permitting. 

Although the mosquito control poses no significant health risk, the public in the region around Robinson Park is advised to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of reactions to the spray:

  • Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. Some individuals are sensitive to pesticides. Persons with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since there is a possibility that conditions worsen.
  • Air conditioners may remain on. If you wish to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure to pesticies, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the recirculate function.
  • Remove children's toys, outdoor equipment and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying. If these items are exposed to pesticides, wash them with soap and water before using again.
  • Remove pets, including pet food and water bowls, from outdoor areas during spraying.
  • Cover beehives and outdoor water features containing fish.
  • Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.
  • Always wash your produce thoroughly before eating and cooking.
  • Anyone experiencing adverse reactions to pesticides should seek medical care or call 9-1-1.

Please call 512-248-7648 with any questions.

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