(October 23, 2020) The City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes this weekend after receiving confirmation that two mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV). A third-party contractor will fog two designated areas in the city.
One area is along North County Road in the Meadow Hill Estates and Frisco Springs neighborhoods (see attached map PDF). The other area is south of Main Street and east of 5th Street / Parkwood Boulevard and includes part of the downtown Rail District, Hickory Springs, Oakbrook Park Estates, Woodstream Hills, Hickory Hills and Stonebrook neighborhoods (see attached map PDF).
Treatment will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 24 and continue through 5 a.m. Sunday, October 25. Spraying resumes Sunday night at 9 p.m. and will finish at 5 a.m. Monday, October 26.
The City of Frisco supports four precautionary habits, commonly referred to as the 4Ds, promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
• DEET: Use approved insect repellents every time you go outside. Approved repellents contain DEET are picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Follow label instructions.
• DRAIN: Drain standing water that collects in bird baths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants and ‘splash blocks’ (at end of gutter down spout). The mosquitoes that carry WNV can breed in stagnant water.
• DRESS: Wear long sleeves, pants at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).
• DAWN/DUSK: Use air conditioning. Make sure doors and windows are screened – and those screens are intact.
No human cases of the virus are confirmed in Frisco. This ‘positive’ pool confirmation brings the total to twenty-two (22) in Frisco this year.
In accordance with its Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan, Frisco began testing for mosquitoes May 1. For more information on the city’s plan, visit Friscotexas.gov/Mosquitoes or contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division at 972-292-5304.