McKinney plans to spray a portion of the city's west side for mosquitoes Aug. 22 after a mosquito pool recently tested positive for West Nile virus.

A city press release stated the spray area will generally be a one-mile radius that is south of Virginia Parkway, east of Coit Road, north of Sexton Drive and west of Memory Lane.

The spraying is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Aug. 22, weather permitting, the release said.

McKinney is advising residents in the spray area to stay indoors and bring pets inside during the spraying period. Residents who do not want the spraying done near their homes should contact McKinney Health Compliance at 972-547-7447 by 4 p.m. Aug. 21.

Signs will be posted at major intersections to notify residents of the city's spraying activity. More information will be posted online at

McKinney mosquito control technicians began treating standing water locations with larvicide in March and setting mosquito traps throughout the city in May.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared three recommendations that homeowners can do to help control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors:

• Use screens on windows and doors, and repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes outdoors.

• Use air conditioning when available.

• Stop mosquitoes from laying eggs by emptying, turning over or throwing out any items that may hold water.

To McKinney's west, Frisco has had eight mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus since it began testing May 1. Frisco has sprayed for mosquitoes around the Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt area four times in July and August. The Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt is two miles of trails and wetlands east of Teel Parkway and north of Main Street in Frisco.