(August 29, 2012) A sixth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) is confirmed in the City of Frisco. As a result, Frisco will carry out ground spraying Friday night, August 31, targeting neighborhoods near the intersection of Teel Parkway and Lebanon Road in Denton County... view the map. Ground spraying will happen between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning.
Frisco is not participating in aerial spraying being conducted by Denton County, August 30 and 31, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. However, Frisco residents may see planes an hour prior to the scheduled spray time while pilots scout the area. Once spraying begins, low-flying planes may be overhead though they are targeting areas outside of Frisco city limits. Planes may have to fly up to a mile away from intended targets and use wind drifts to ensure accurate coverage. Denton County anticipates some of its Frisco residents may receive, in error, an automated phone call regarding aerial spraying.
Monday night, during a special called meeting, Frisco city council members voted to ‘opt out’ of aerial spraying for the time being.
Frisco reminds residents to practice ‘The Four D’s’, which are precautionary measures promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services:
- DRAIN all standing water (bird baths, potted plant saucers, tires, backyard toys, stagnant fountains);
- DRESS in light-colored, long sleeve clothing when outdoors;
- DEET…Use mosquito repellants that contain Deet;
- DUSK OR DAWN… Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn. Avoid outdoor activities during these hours, when possible. Otherwise, make sure you use repellant containing DEET when outdoors during these times.
City employees continue to treat city parks and other city-owned properties with larvacide briquettes. Residents may purchase larvacide briquettes (or granular form) at home improvement stores.
For more information on the City of Frisco’s response plan to West Nile virus, go to www.friscotexas.gov/WNV or call 972-292-5304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org