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FAQs about aerial spraying for West Nile virus mosquitoes

In the summer of 2012 aerial mosquito spraying services were offered to Dallas area communities.  The decision was made in response to the threat of record numbers of West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the north Texas area in that year.  As with any important decision, there were differing opinions on what should be done to battle mosquito borne disease outbreaks.  Because of concerns about aerial applications of insecticides over urban areas, I thought it might be useful to address some of the common questions from a science, applied entomology and… Read More →