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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Mosquito Pool Tests 'Positive' for WNV; Frisco to Apply Larvicide

(July 13, 2017) The City of Frisco has received confirmation a mosquito pool tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV) in the Frisco Lakes community.

This is the second ‘positive’ pool confirmed in Frisco Lakes this year. No human WNV cases are confirmed in Frisco.

City of Frisco staff will apply larvicide where stagnant water is observed on city-owned property. Staff is in communication with Frisco Lakes community management and will continue to monitor the area.

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 bird baths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants and ‘splash blocks’ (at end of gutter down spout). The mosquitoes that carry WNV 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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