Mosquito Spraying

No spraying will take place this week in North Richland Hills after all mosquito samples tested negative for West Nile Virus. 

Since April, 48 mosquito samples from North Richland Hills have tested positive for West Nile Virus and 155 have tested negative. All citizens are urged to use mosquito repellent whenever you spend time outdoors, to drain standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs, and to treat your property for mosquitoes. Learn more on our mosquito control page
The city utilizes targeted ground level spraying to help reduce the mosquito population in areas where a mosquito-borne virus is detected, as recommended by the Tarrant County Public Health Department. The spraying is done by licensed professionals using ultra low volume pesticide that is EPA-approved as being safe for humans and the environment. (U.L.V. MOSQUITOMASTER™ 412 or ANVIL® 2 + 2 ULV). While the pesticide is approved by the EPA, residents who are concerned about exposure are advised to take the following precautions:

  • Avoid being outside while spraying occurs, close windows and consider keeping pets inside.
  • If skin or clothes are exposed, wash them with soap and water.
  • Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables with water as a general precautionary measure. 
  • Cover small ornamental fish ponds.
  • Because the chemical breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, no special precautions are suggested for outdoor swimming areas.
If you have questions about spraying or would like your address to be placed on the do not spray list, please contact Public Works at 817-427-6460.

While spraying in public rights of way can somewhat reduce the number of mosquitoes in a given area, the results are only temporary. Health officials concur that the reduction or elimination of mosquito breeding areas is the best technique for mosquito control. Learn more about mosquito control efforts in North Richland Hills and steps you should take to help reduce the mosquito population in your neighborhood. 

General questions regarding mosquito-borne diseases may be directed to North Richland Hills Neighborhood Services at 817-427-6650 or Tarrant County Public Health at 817-321-4700.