(August 2, 2012) A second case of West Nile virus (WNV) is confirmed in Frisco. The Denton County Health Department confirmed the case yesterday. As a result, the City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes for a second night, beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 8 through 6 a.m. on Thursday morning, August 9.
The general area to be sprayed is bordered by F.M. 423, Smotherman Road, The Trails Parkway, Old Newman Road and Dowelling Drive. A private, licensed contractor will drive a ‘fogger truck’ through the impacted area, which encompasses the infected resident’s home.
Collin County confirmed Frisco’s first case of the season Friday. In response to that case, spraying will begin at midnight tonight, August 2 through tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. in an area bordered by Main Street, Rolater Rd., Shepherds Glen Park and Kings Ridge Rd.
The City of Frisco’s WNV Response Plan calls for spraying once a case is confirmed by local health department authorities. In both cases, it’s not known whether the residents were in Frisco when they were bit by mosquitoes.
The City of Frisco recommends you stay indoors during spraying, bring pets indoors and refresh your pets’ outdoor water dishes the next morning. If the ‘fogger truck’ encounters pets or people, the driver will turn off the ‘fogger’ and go around the individuals or pets. The spray produces a very fine mist. Experts report no negative impact to stationary objects. Pool water, if properly filtrated, will not be affected.
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.