Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus in McKinney

A mosquito pool in the city of McKinney has tested positive for West Nile virus.

A mosquito pool in the city of McKinney has tested positive for West Nile virus.

A mosquito pool in the city of McKinney has tested positive for West Nile virus, the city announced in a press release today.

The city of McKinney will spray a 1-mile radius around Fire Station No. 3 on Thursday at 10 p.m.[/caption]

The city will begin spraying a 1-mile radius around Fire Station No. 3, located at 4269 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, on Thursday at 10 p.m.

Signs will be posted to notify residents of spraying activity, according to the release. The city recommends residents and pets in the spray area stay inside during the spray period.

Residents who do not want the city to spray near their home should contact the city of McKinney Health Compliance at 972-547-7447 by Thursday at 4 p.m.

To minimize risks posed by West Nile, city officials recommend draining bodies of standing water, which is where mosquitoes breed. Residents can also use DEET-based repellent and stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitos are most active.