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Posted on: September 10, 2021

One Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for WNV; City to Treat Overnight September 10 - 11

(September 10, 2021) This week one mosquito pool in Frisco tested ’positive’ for West Nile Virus (WNV) The location is near Shaddock Creek Lane in the Shaddock Creek Estates community.
 
In response, the city will ground spraying overnight, September 10 & 11, in some neighborhoods around the Trails of Frisco Golf Club and Cottonwood Creek Park and Trail: Shaddock Creek Estates, Heather Ridge Estates, The Fairways, The Trails and Country Club Ridge at the Trails (see map).

Weather permitting, a third-party contractor will apply treatment for two consecutive nights starting at 9 o’clock tonight, September 10, through 5 a.m. Saturday, September 11. The schedule is the same overnight Saturday through 5 a.m. Sunday, September 12.

This makes 29 positive mosquito pools in Frisco this season. Check out our GIS Mosquito Dashboard to see the locations. No human cases of WNV are confirmed in Frisco this year.

Frisco residents are urged to ‘Wear, Apply and Remove’ as a precaution against mosquito bites.  The precautionary steps are promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and outlined below: 

  • WEAR: Wear long sleeves, pants outside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
     
  • APPLY: Use insect repellants every time you go outside. Approved repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
      
  • REMOVE:  Drain standing 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.

In accordance with its Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan, Frisco began testing for mosquitoes May 1.  For more information on the city’s plan, visit friscotexas.gov/mosquitoes or contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division at 972-292-5304.

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