The City of Frisco sent out a notice today that the city will apply larvicide and spray for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation today a mosquito pool tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV). The city added that no human cases are confirmed in Frisco.
Weather permitting, a third party contractor will treat with larvicide and spray using a ‘back pack’ tomorrow, Friday, May 22 beginning at 6 p.m. through 9 p.m.
The areas to be treated include a section of the Frisco Lakes’ golf course and a nearby wooded area that leads to Lake Lewisville. The golf course section is being targeted because it includes ponds without water features.
“Without water features, the ponds don’t circulate and have greater potential for attracting mosquitoes,” said Julie Stallcup, Environmental Health Supervisor. “We anticipated the mosquito season would be even more challenging this year give all the recent rains. We can’t stress enough how important it is to practice ‘The Four D’s’.”
According to the notice, the city 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.
The city began testing for West Nile on May 1st.
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