Due to positive West Nile mosquito tests, the City of Mansfield will conduct targeted ground spraying. Spraying is expected to begin Tuesday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 18, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Click the article link to view the maps showing the specific spray areas: https://tx-mansfield.civicplus.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=585
Please watch social media or check the City’s website for updates should there be a change in the spraying schedule due to weather.
All residents are encouraged to continue to follow the 4D’s of personal protection throughout the mosquito season regardless of surveillance results:
- Dusk to Dawn - stay indoors when mosquitoes are active
- Drain - standing water in your yard where water might collect in places like flower pots, toys, clogged rain gutters and wading pools
- Dress - in light-colored long sleeves and pants
- DEET - apply repellant when outdoors
Personal protection and elimination of breeding habitat are the best, most cost-effective means of mosquito control.
Adult mosquito control procedures, particularly spraying of adulticides, should and will be considered a supplemental control measure of last resort. Read more information on spraying: What You Need to Know About Using Adulticides Fact Sheet, What You Need to Know About Truck Spraying Factsheet and Mosquito Ground Spraying Products.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the city’s mosquito control program, visit: https://www.mansfieldtexas.gov/248/Mosquito-Control