The Town of Highland Park Parks Department and Dallas County Health and Human Services monitors several mosquito traps within the town limits. None of the mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile Virus. Mosquito traps on the east side of Highland Park contained mosquito numbers that were above the treatable threshold as defined by the Town's Mosquito Control Policy.
Weather permitting, ground spraying will begin at 10:00 p.m. and conclude by 6:00 a.m:
- Friday, June 3: Truck mounted ground spraying, east side of town
- Saturday, June 4: Truck mounted ground spraying, east side of town
- Sunday, June 5: Truck mounted ground spraying, east side of town
Ground spraying measures will include the public rights-of-way and Town’s tennis courts. In the event of rain or wind speeds in excess of 10 m.p.h., the spraying will be rescheduled. Highland Park residents should remain inside and protect pets during the time the sprayers are in your area. Any pet water dishes left outside should be cleaned after spraying.
The spring rainfall highlights the importance for individuals to survey their yard for any areas with standing water, such as flower pot basins, bird baths, pet dishes, clogged rain gutters, or tarps that cover firewood. Shrubbery and landscaping near the foundation tend to harbor mosquitoes during the day due to the cool, moist environment. Mosquitoes are known to be most active in the dawn and dusk periods of the day. The use of insect repellant is recommended. Follow manufacturer’s directions when using mosquito repellant. Commercial products for yard applications are available at local home improvement stores. Mosquito dunks are available at no cost at Town Hall.
Town personnel are available for free home inspections of your yard to identify potential areas of mosquito breeding grounds. Residents may call 214-521-4161 to arrange a free inspection of their property.