(September 9, 2016) The City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes September 11 and 12 after receiving confirmation six mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV).
Weather permitting, on the first evening, spraying will start at 10 p.m. Sunday and continue through 4 a.m. Monday. Spraying will resume at 10 p.m. Monday (also weather permitting) and continue through 4 a.m. Tuesday.
The city contractor will treat targeted areas in the following neighborhoods by ground spraying:
The city contractor will use a utility task vehicle (UTV) or truck to target the following off-road locations:
Today’s confirmations bring the number of ‘positive’ mosquito pools in Frisco this summer to 42. No human cases are confirmed here.
“As summer has progressed, we’ve seen an increase in the number of mosquitoes caught per trap as well as the number of positive mosquitoes in those traps,” said Julie Stallcup, City of Frisco Environmental Health Supervisor.
“One bite from an infected mosquito increases your risk of getting sick. We encourage everyone to actively follow the four precautionary habits to help decrease your chances of being bitten by a mosquito.”
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.