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Posted on: August 3, 2017

One Mosquito Pool Tests 'Positive' for WNV; Frisco to Spray Saturday, Sunday Nights

(August 3, 2017) The City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation one mosquito pool tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV). Crews will treat the area south of Main Street between Teel Parkway and Legacy Drive (north of Stonebrook Parkway) beginning Saturday through early Monday morning.

Beginning Saturday, August 5 at 9 p.m., a third party contractor will drive the area (click to view map), fogging for mosquitoes. Spraying will resume Sunday, August 6, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This ‘positive’ pool confirmation brings the total to seven in Frisco this year. No human WNV cases are confirmed in the city.

The City of Frisco supports four precautionary habits promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

  • Use approved insect repellents: Use repellent every time you go outside. Approved repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Follow label instructions.
  • Drain standing water: Drain water that collects in bird baths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants and ‘splash blocks’ (at end of gutter down spout). The mosquitoes that carry WNV breed in stagnant water.
  • Wear long sleeves, pants at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).
  • Use air conditioning: Make sure doors and windows are screened – and those screens are intact.

In accordance with its plan, Frisco began testing for mosquitoes May 1.

For more information on the city’s Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan, visit Friscotexas.gov/Mosquitoes or contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division at 972-292-5304.

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