Posted on: July 7, 2016

Two mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus; Frisco to spray July 10

(July 7, 2016) The City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes July 10 after receiving confirmation two mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV). Spraying will start at 9 p.m. Sunday night and continue through 6 a.m. Monday morning.

A third party contractor will use a utility task vehicle (UTV) to target off-road locations surrounding Oakbrook Park and Stephen’s Green Park.

The ‘Oakbrook Park’ targeted area is bordered by Main Street (north), Stonebrook Pkwy. (south), Tomlin Dr. (east) and Fifth St. (west). Click here to view the 'Oakbrook' map.

The area being targeted surrounding ‘Stephen’s Green’ is bordered by Eldorado Pkwy. (north), Havenwood Ln. (south), Custer (east) and Independence Pkwy. (west). View the map by clicking here.

Today’s confirmations bring the number of ‘positive’ mosquito pools in Frisco this summer to four. No human cases are confirmed here.

“We can’t stress enough the importance of taking time to protect yourself from mosquito bites,” said Julie Stallcup, Environmental Health Supervisor. “We encourage everyone to use repellents when you’re applying the sun screens this summer. When you’re watering outside, don’t forget to check for water that made its way to saucers under potted plants. Make sure your windows are screened -- and check those screens for holes or tears. Just like sun screen, these precautionary measures need to become daily, summer habits.”

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

1. Use approved insect repellents: Use repellent every time you go outside. Approved repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Follow label instructions.

2. Drain standing water: Drain water that collects in cans, tires, buckets, rain gutters, and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

3. Wear long sleeves, pants at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).

4. 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, contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division of the Development Services Department at 972-292-5304 or go to www.FriscoTexas.gov.

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