Frisco to spray for mosquitoes after two more pools test positive for West Nile virus

Frisco confirmed the 19th and 20th mosquito pools of the season that had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco confirmed the 19th and 20th mosquito pools of the season that had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Frisco confirmed the 19th and 20th mosquito pools of the season that had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Frisco will have a contractor spray for mosquitoes this weekend in a pair of neighborhoods off Main Street after two pools tested positive for West Nile virus.

The first area to be sprayed is The Trails neighborhood, which is near the northwest corner of Teel Parkway and Main Street.



The second area is in the Village Lakes Community south of Main Street between Legacy Drive and Teel Parkway.



These two positive tests represent the 19th and 20th times that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito pools in the city since May 1. No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Frisco, according to the city.

A third-party contractor will spray in the designated areas beginning at 9 p.m. Oct. 17 and continue until 5 a.m. Oct. 18. The spraying will then repeat for the same hours that evening and into the morning of Oct. 19.

The city shared a list of precautions for West Nile virus promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services:

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

  • 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.

  • Wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk.

  • Use air conditioning, and make sure doors and windows have intact screens.


Additional information about Frisco's Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan is available at www.friscotexas.gov/mosquitoes.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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