(September 17, 2012) The City of Frisco will ground spray for mosquitoes two nights in a row,
September 19 and 20, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., following confirmation of an ninth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) by Collin County health authorities.
Frisco will carry out ground spraying Wednesday and Thursday nights, targeting an area bordered by Panther Creek Parkway, the railroad tracks, Research Road and Legacy Drive... view the map of the spray area.
“Temperatures may be getting cooler, but the mosquito season continues through the end of October,” said Julie Stallcup, Environmental Health Supervisor. “We need everyone to keep taking steps to protect themselves and reduce the risks for WNV.”
Frisco reminds residents to practice ‘The Four D’s’, which are precautionary measures promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services:
- DRAIN all standing water (bird baths, potted plant saucers, tires, backyard toys, stagnant fountains);
- DRESS in light-colored, long sleeve clothing when outdoors;
- DEET…Use mosquito repellants that contain Deet;
- DUSK OR DAWN… Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn. Avoid outdoor activities during these hours, when possible. Otherwise, make sure you use repellant containing DEET when outdoors during these times.
City employees continue to treat city parks and other city-owned properties with larvacide briquettes. Residents may purchase larvacide briquettes (or granular form) at home improvement stores.
For more information, go to www.friscotexas.gov/WNV, call 972-292-5304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org