North Texas Cities Asked To Decide On Aerial Spraying

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins climbed aboard a spray truck Monday night to witness the first of three straight nights of intensive mosquito spraying from the ground. Health officials are targeting North Dallas neighborhoods that sit just east and west of North Central Expressway.

Earlier in the day, Judge Jenkins along with Dallas County health officials met with representatives from several cities located north of Interstate-30 to debate the pros and cons of aerial spraying. “Because 80 percent of our West Nile cases are north of I-30, the first cities that will be looked at are those cities with the highest amount of human cases,” explained Jenkins.

It’s now up to local leaders in each city to decide by Wednesday if they want the county to spray their cities from the air. The mayor of Garland has already called for an emergency…

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