(June 19, 2012) The City of Frisco reminds residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites through the end of October – or until the first freeze.
The City of Frisco supports precautionary steps promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services – and commonly referred to as “The Four D’s”:
- DRAIN all standing water;
- DRESS in light-colored, long sleeve clothing when outdoors;
- DEET…Use mosquito repellants that contain Deet.
- DUSK OR DAWN…Avoid outdoor activities during these hours when mosquitoes are most active
This reminder follows news that mosquito trap sites in North Texas areas cities tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). To date, there are no confirmed cases in Frisco.
“State health experts tell us West Nile encephalitis cases usually occur in the summer or early fall,” said Julie Stallcup, Environmental Health Supervisor, Development Services. “However, when temperatures are mild, West Nile virus can be transmitted year round so it’s best to protect yourself all year.”
“Our staff is working closely with Collin and Denton counties, as well as state health officials, to make sure residents have the most ‘up to date’ information about the virus so they can take proactive steps to protect themselves and their families,” said Mayor Maher Maso.
For more information about the City of Frisco’s response plan, contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division of the Development Services Department at 972-292-5304.