With health and sanitation being a priority for the whole world right now, Frisco isn’t falling behind, after discovering a pool of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes; the city conducted a spray of the area to prevent any infections. Spraying started at 9 p.m. Saturday, September 26, and continued through 5 a.m. Sunday, September 27. Spraying resumed Sunday at 9 p.m. and finished at 5 a.m. Monday, September 28. No human transmissions have been reported.
A civic alert posted on friscotexas.gov states,
The City of Frisco supports four precautionary habits, commonly referred to as the 4Ds, promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- DEET: Use approved insect repellents every time you go outside. Approved repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Follow label instructions.
- DRAIN: Drain standing water that collects in bird baths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants and ‘splash blocks’ (at end of gutter down spout). The mosquitoes that carry WNV can breed in stagnant water.
- DRESS: Wear long sleeves, pants at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).
- DAWN/DUSK: Use air conditioning. Make sure doors and windows are screened, and those screens are intact.
With the city on top of the West Nile Virus, people can safely worry about the other virus that’s been making bigger headlines these past few months. Though, this WNV scare has reminded us to stay safe and stay clear of germs in other ways as well. Check the Frisco Government Civic Alerts website for any updates on this story and others.