14th mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus in Frisco

The city of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes this weekend.

The city of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes this weekend.

The city of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes after one mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

A total of 14 Frisco mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus this year, and two human cases have been confirmed in the city.

Spraying will begin Saturday south of Eldorado Parkway between Independence Parkway and Custer Road.

Treatment will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday and will continue through 6 a.m. Sunday. Spraying resumes Sunday at 9 p.m. and continues through 6 a.m. Monday.

The city of Frisco supports precautionary steps promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services, which are commonly referred to as “The Four D’s”:

  • drain all standing water;

  • dress in light-colored, long-sleeve clothing when outdoors;

  • DEET—use mosquito repellents that contain DEET; and

  • dusk or dawn—avoid outdoor activities during these hours when mosquitoes are most active.


More information is available from the city of Frisco’s Health and Food Safety Division of the Development Services Department at 972-292-5304 or by visiting www.friscotexas.gov/mosquitoes.