(August 10, 2017) The City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation two mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV).
Beginning Saturday, August 12, a third party contractor will use a utility task vehicle (UTV) to target off-road locations in city-owned areas surrounding Oakbrook Park (see attached map).
The city contractor will also drive a designated area north of Wade Boulevard and east of Parkwood Boulevard, fogging for mosquitoes (see attached map).
In both locations, treatment will begin 9 p.m. Saturday and continue through 6 a.m. Sunday, August 13. Spraying resumes Sunday night at 9 p.m. and continues through 6 a.m. Monday, August 14.
These ‘positive’ pool confirmations bring the total to nine in Frisco this year. Collin County health officials confirmed the city’s first human WNV case earlier this week.
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.