Frisco to spray for mosquitoes following further confirmation of West Nile virus

macro shot of a mosquito
The city of Frisco announced May 28 that crews will spray for mosquitoes over the weekend after two mosquito pools Village Lakes and Shaddock Creek Estates communities tested positive for West Nile virus for a second week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Frisco announced May 28 that crews will spray for mosquitoes over the weekend after two mosquito pools Village Lakes and Shaddock Creek Estates communities tested positive for West Nile virus for a second week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Frisco announced May 28 crews will spray for mosquitoes over the weekend after two mosquito pools in the Village Lakes and Shaddock Creek Estates communities tested positive for West Nile virus for a second week.

The pools were near Copper Point Lane in the Village Lakes community and near Shaddock Creek Lane in the Shaddock Creek Estates community.

Beginning at 9 p.m. May 28 and continuing through 5 a.m. May 29, a third-party contractor will fog for mosquitoes in several neighborhoods. Spraying will resume at 9 p.m. May 29 and will finish at 5 a.m. May 30.

The spraying will occur in some areas in these neighborhoods: Village Lakes, Crosspoint Park, Park Place Estates, Pearson Farms, Heritage Village and Westfalls Village. Spraying will also occur in some areas in these neighborhoods around the Trails of Frisco Golf Club and Cottonwood Creek Park and Trail: Shaddock Creek Estates, Heather Ridge Estates, The Fairways, The Trails and Country Club Ridge at The Trails.

"Although we’re spraying, it’s still important for residents to continue to be vigilant about protecting themselves against mosquitoes," said Julie Fernandez, environmental health supervisor, in a news release. "Continue to drain any standing water around your home to help ensure no potential breeding areas exist on your property, and treat backyard pools if evidence of mosquito larvae is found."


A list of precautions—known as “The Four Ds”—for West Nile virus are promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services:

  • DEET: Use approved insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus every time you go outside.

  • Drain: Drain standing water that collects in bird baths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants and “splash blocks” at the end of gutter down-spouts.

  • Dress: Wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk.

  • Dusk or dawn: Use air conditioning, and make sure doors and windows have intact screens.


Visit www.friscotexas.gov/mosquitoes or contact the city’s health and food safety division at 972-292-5304 for more information.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.


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