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June 30, 2015

City mosquito fogging schedule - July

University Park is one of the few communities in North Texas that conducts a scheduled city-wide fogging program.  The program follows accepted IPM (Integrated Pest Management) guidelines consisting of monitoring, trapping, larviciding and adulticiding.  To target mosquitoes during peak daily activity, protect beneficial insects and limit exposure for outdoor pets and residents who have sensitivities, fogging is conducted during the overnight hours.  

Fogging Schedule -- July 2015

July 3 (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. Fun Run Route, Parade Route, City Parks, SMU Campus

Alleys & Streets

July  13  (Weather Permitting) Both 11 p.m. Lovers Lane north to Northwest Parkway (City Limits to City Limits)
July  14  (Weather Permitting) Alleys 11 p.m. Lovers Lane north to Northwest Parkway (City Limits to City Limits)
July  15  (Weather Permitting) Both 11 p.m. Lovers Lane south to Mockingbird (City Limits to City Limits)
July  16  (Weather Permitting) Alleys 11 p.m. Lovers Lane south to Mockingbird (City Limits to City Limits)
July  27  (Weather Permitting) Streets 11 p.m. Lovers Lane north to Northwest Parkway (City Limits to City Limits)
July  28  (Weather Permitting) Alleys 11 p.m. Lovers Lane north to Northwest Parkway (City Limits to City Limits)
July  29  (Weather Permitting) Streets 11 p.m. Lovers Lane south to Mockingbird (City Limits to City Limits)
July  30  (Weather Permitting) Alleys 11 p.m. Lovers Lane south to Mockingbird (City Limits to City Limits)
City Parks

July  3   (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. Burleson, Caruth, Children's, Coffee, Curtis, Germany, Goar/City Hall, Smith, Williams 
July  10 (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. Burleson, Caruth, Children's, Coffee, Curtis, Germany, Goar/City Hall, Smith, Williams
July  14 (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. Burleson, Caruth, Children's, Coffee, Curtis, Germany, Goar/City Hall, Smith, Williams  
July 24  (Weather Permitting 11 p.m. Burleson, Caruth, Children's, Coffee, Curtis, Germany, Goar/City Hall, Smith, Williams  
July 28  (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. Burleson, Caruth, Children's, Coffee, Curtis, Germany, Goar/City Hall, Smith, Williams  
SMU Campus

July 3   (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. SMU Campus - completed after parks, Fun Run and Parade routes
July 10 (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. SMU Campus - completed after parks
July 16 (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. SMU Campus - completed with Lovers Ln/Mockingbird Section above 
July 30 (Weather Permitting) 11 p.m. SMU Campus - completed with Lovers Ln/Mockingbird Section about

To help control mosquitoes in your area, take the following steps:

  1. Eliminate any stagnant or standing water. This can be found in birdbaths, non-circulating fish or lily ponds, plant saucers, low areas in your lawn, and around outdoor water faucets, etc.
  2. Reduce the amount of water placed on your lawn. Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering again. Reprogram your irrigation controller based on the temperature and rainfall.
  3. Cover exposed soil with cedar or cypress mulch if possible.
  4. Clean out decomposed leaf matter from your storm gutters.
  5. Keep any unnecessary plant growth cut back.

If you notice yards or other landscaped areas with an abundance of mosquitoes, or spot standing water call the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488.


Oncor tree trimming near transmission lines

Contractors for Oncor will be trimming trees near its power lines in various University Park neighborhoods throughout 2015. Oncor is doing the work to ensure continued reliability and safety of electricity in the area. Residents near the work areas will be notified by door hangers.  

All previously identified locations have been completed.  More work is expected to take place in the coming months.

To learn more about Oncor's vegetation management program, CLICK HERE.

To report a power outage, CLICK HERE.