The city of Frisco announced June 4 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 third week.
As in the week before, pools were near Copper Point Lane in the Village Lakes community and near Shaddock Creek Lane in the Shaddock Creek Estates community.
No human cases have been confirmed so far this year in Frisco.
Treatment will begin at 9 p.m. on June 5, and continue through 5 a.m. on June 6. Spraying resumes June 6 at 9 p.m. and will finish at 5 a.m. on June 7.
The spraying will occur in these neighborhoods: Village Lakes, Crosspoint Park, Park Place Estates, Pearson Farms, Heritage Village and Westfalls Village. Spraying will also happen in some areas of 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.
Environmental Health Supervisor Julie Fernandez emphasized the importance of draining any standing water around homes.
"Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a tablespoon of water, so we recommend removing water by emptying containers like plant saucers, buckets, trash containers, and frequently changing water in dog bowls and bird baths,” Fernandez said. “Plus, water that can’t be drained, like backyard pools and hot tubs, should be properly chlorinated and free of debris."
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.