(August 8, 2014) The City of Frisco reminds residents to practice the ‘four Ds’ after learning a mosquito pool tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV). Frisco’s third-party, licensed contractor received confirmation this morning about a sample collected from an area bordered by Coit, Rolater, Hillcrest and Canoe. The discovery marks Frisco’s first ‘positive’ mosquito sample this year. No human WNV cases have been reported in Frisco.
As a result, city crews are scouting areas that could pose potential risk and treating those spots with larvicides (dunks) in accordance with Frisco’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan adopted in 2013. Alongside those efforts, the city’s licensed contractor will be setting more traps to assess whether the risk for WNV requires spraying.
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.
For more information, contact the City of Frisco’s Health and Food Safety Division of the Development Services Department at 972-292-5304 or go to www.FriscoTexas.gov/WNV