This puts Frisco at 30 positive pools this season. On Aug. 20, the city confirmed its 25th positive pool. There have been no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans in Frisco this year, according to a release from the city.
In response to the most recent pool, the city will ground spray overnight on Sept. 17 and 18 in six neighborhoods: Village Lakes, Crosspoint Park, Park Place Estates, Pearson Farms, Heritage Village and Westfalls Village.
A third-party contractor will apply treatment beginning at 9 p.m. Sept. 17 through 5 a.m. Sept. 18. The same schedule will begin at 9 p.m. on Sept. 18.
The city tracks this season’s West Nile-positive pools with an interactive map.
“As we head into fall, remember mosquitoes are still active,” Environmental Health Supervisor Julie Fernandez said in a news release. “Please continue to follow the recommended guidelines to keep you and your family protected.”
Frisco is recommending precautionary steps from the Texas Department of State Health Services:
- Wear long sleeves and pants outside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
- Use insect repellants every trip outside. Approved repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
- Drain standing water that collects in birdbaths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants and splash blocks at the end of gutter downspouts as mosquitoes can breed in stagnant water.
Visit www.friscotexas.gov/mosquitoes, or contact the city’s health and food safety division at 972-292-5304 for more information.