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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for WNV; City to Treat with Larvicide, Increase Surveillance

(August 21, 2020) The City of Frisco will treat for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation one mosquito pool tested ’positive’ for West Nile Virus (WNV) near Hickory Creek. As a result, the city is increasing surveillance efforts and using larvicide in public areas between Parkwood Blvd and Tomlin Dr, South of Main St and North of Stonebrook Pkwy (see attached map) . No human cases of the virus are confirmed in Frisco. This is the ninth positive pool in Frisco.

“As we enjoy these cooler mornings, it’s important to follow the 4Ds (listed below) to help protect yourself, loved ones, and neighbors,” said Julie Fernandez, Environmental Health Supervisor.

The City of Frisco supports four precautionary habits, commonly referred to as the 4Ds, promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

  • DEET: 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: 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 can breed in stagnant water.
  • DRESS: Wear long sleeves, pants at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).
  • DAWN/DUSK: 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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