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The City of Frisco treats city-owned areas of stagnant water with a larvicide. This is an integral part of the approach recommended by the CDC in minimizing the number of mosquitoes in our area. The city also performs a mosquito surveillance program. In this program, mosquitoes are trapped and shipped for testing by a contracted entomologist. Traps are tested once per week and results are received within 48 hours. A trap testing positive will result in increased monitoring efforts that could include treating with larvicide and adulticide to reduce the mosquito population. Source reduction / elimination (removing standing water and mosquito breeding habitats) are considered to be the most effective tool in preventing the possible transmission of mosquito-borne illnesses. In addition, there is continuous monitoring of areas owned and maintained by the City of Frisco.
On April 16, 2013, City Council approved a revised Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. The plan includes a comprehensive surveillance program that is science-based and will be able to identify the disease-transmitting mosquitoes and their gender versus nuisance mosquitoes. Efforts are made to disseminate new information as quickly as possible to our citizens.
If you have questions, please contact Health & Food Safety.
Citizens may actively treat areas of stagnant water on their property, not to include creeks and other protected waterways. Mosquito larvicidal treatments can be purchased at feed stores and home improvement centers.
Spraying will be implemented based on the Integrated Pest Management criteria:
One positive mosquito or human case will initiate control measures appropriate to the applicable conditions in an attempt to stop or slow transmission.
Frisco will spray between 1/2 mile to 1 mile radius of the affected area, depending on population density. Frisco will spray areas two days consecutively. The application truck will drive streets of areas noted from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The contractor uses Aqua Perm-X UL 30-30. If you have questions, please contact Health & Food Safety.
The Texas Department of State Health Services website encourages people to use caution when traveling in regions and countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. DSHS recommends the following steps to avoid mosquito bites.
Check out the website for the Centers for Disease Control for more information about Zika virus.
For more information, contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division of the Development Services Department at 972-292-5304 or go to www.FriscoTexas.gov/WNV .
Experts says Zika virus symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes that may persist up to a week. Click for more about mosquito-born viruses.