Because you’re always so savvy about what’s in, you probably already know about the warnings and plans associated with tonight’s West Nile virus aerial spraying campaign (the elves call it “The Big Spray”).
In addition to providing a map showing where tonight’s spraying will take place (blue part), we just wanted to play it safe for the launch scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m.* in the Dallas area by adding a couple of tips. Here goes:
- Put the convertible top up and close the windows if you’re party hopping.
- Don’t forget to add DEET to your perfume spritzing tonight.
- Forgo the late evening swim and outdoor grilling for a soak in the tub and indoor dining.
- Bring the critters indoors and leave them there. If you have strictly outdoor types in your menagerie, then check with your kennel or vet about overnighting them.
- Scrap that late-night walk around the neighborhood. You deserve the night off.
- Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and those with young children. They just might have missed the word that these West Nile virus skeeters are more than a pain. They’re deadly.
This is a serious problem, if precautions are not taken. In addition to West Nile presenting victims with various types of health-care issues, it can be downright deadly. Use common sense and stay healthy.
* Wednesday officials said aerial spraying would start at 8:30 p.m, but a release was distributed today changing the start time to 10 p.m. It is scheduled to conclude by 1 a.m.