(August 30, 2012) Denton County health authorities have confirmed a seventh human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the City of Frisco.
Frisco will carry out ground spraying Friday and Saturday nights, August 31 and September 1, targeting neighborhoods near the intersection of F.M. 423 and Main Street... view map as well as neighborhoods near Teel Parkway and Lebanon Road... view map. Both areas are in Denton County. 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 to be conducted by Denton County; however, Denton County has postponed aerial spray scheduled for tonight due to high winds. Plans to conduct aerial spraying tomorrow night, August 31, will continue as planned for Denton County.
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, call 972-292-5304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.