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Posted on: August 26, 2022

City to Spray August 26-27, as Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for WNV

(August 26, 2022) The City of Frisco received confirmation that one mosquito pool tested ’positive’ this week for West Nile Virus (WNV). The location is in the area around Oakbrook Park. 

In response, the city’s third-party contractor will ground spray overnight, August 26 – 27, starting at 9 o’clock tonight through 5 a.m. Saturday morning. The overnight schedule is the same on Saturday, August 27, ending 5 a.m. Sunday morning. Weather permitting, spraying will happen in an area south of Main St. and east of 5th./Parkwood Blvd. It includes part of the downtown Rail District, Hickory Springs, Oakbrook Park Estates, Woodstream Hills, Hickory Hills and Stonebrook neighborhoods (see map). 

This makes twelve positive mosquito pools in Frisco this season. Check out our GIS Mosquito Dashboard to see the locations of positive pools for this year as well as those from last year. 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 mosquito pools on 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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