Posted on: October 13, 2016

Three Mosquito Pools Test 'Positive' for WNV; Frisco to Spray Saturday, Sunday Nights

(October 13, 2016) The City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes October 15 and 16 after receiving confirmation three mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV).

Weather permitting, on the first evening, spraying will start at 9 p.m. Saturday and continue through 4 a.m. Sunday. Spraying will resume at 9 p.m. Sunday (weather permitting) and continue through 4 a.m. Monday.

The city contractor will treat targeted areas in the following neighborhoods by ground spraying:

Practicing prevention is the best way to 'fight the bite' as mosquito season continues through mid-November. When warmer temperatures persist, so do mosquitoes.

Furthermore, Collin County Health Care Services has reported a visitor from Mexico to Frisco tested 'positive' for West Nile virus in mid-September. No other information about the patient is available.

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

  • 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 standing water: Drain water that collects in cans, tires, buckets, rain gutters, and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
  • Wear long sleeves, pants at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).
  • 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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