Secret Site Map
Saturday, November 01, 2014

Home News Texas Lawmakers Float Warrantless Access For West Nile Treatment

Texas Lawmakers Float Warrantless Access For West Nile Treatment

Mosquitoes

State Senate Bill 186 would allow authorities to legally trespass on private property to treat stagnant water.

| February 13, 2013

PLANO, Tex. - Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would give the state government to kill mosquitos in the wake of last summer's deadly West Nile virus outbreak, according to CBS DFW.

Texas State Senate Bill 186 would allow authorities to legally trespass on private property assumed to be abandoned or uninhabited in order to treat stagnant water, a prime breeding ground for mosquitos, the news outlet reported.

Plano resident David Johnson told the station that it took months before city officials were able to treat a stagnant pool in his neighbor's yard, as the owner of the property was unable to be found. 

As PCT reported last year, the Dallas / Fort Worth area was ground zero for much of the West Nile activity that grabbed national 

Read the full CBS DFW report here

(Source: CBS DFW)

 

Top news

UPFDA Recognizes Contributions of Tommy Reeves at Board Meeting

Reeves recently completed a two-year term as UPFDA president where he was instrumental in establishing the future direction of the association.

Cope Named Director of Technical and Regulatory Services at Terminix

Dr. Stan Cope (retired Navy), who has been with Terminix since 2012, has been promoted.

Backed By Bayer Web Portal Relaunched

New Backed By Bayer is a a comprehensive customer-centric platform with new and expanded resources for pest management professionals.

P+L Systems Announces Acquisition

Group De Ceuster of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium announced the sale of its Environmental Care division to P+L Systems (Holding) UK of Knaresborough, UK, for an undisclosed sum.

Phil 'Doc' Nichols Joins Safer Home Services

Industry veteran Nichols has joined the Clearwater, Fla.-based company as its technical advisor.

x