WNV Confirmed in Frisco’s Mosquito Pool

A mosquito pool in Frisco tested positive for West Nile Virus according to a Patch Texas article from September 18 which reports, 

“A mosquito pool near Copper Point Lane in the Village Lakes neighborhood tested positive for West Nile Virus this week.

This puts Frisco at 30 positive pools this season. On Aug. 20, the city confirmed its 25th positive pool. There have been no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans in Frisco this year, according to a release from the city.”

To reduce and eliminate mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus near Copper Point Lane and neighboring areas, the City has implemented countermeasures according to a Community Impact article from September 17 which states, 

“In response, the city will conduct ground spraying overnight, September 17 & 18, in some areas of these neighborhoods: Village Lakes, Crosspoint Park, Park Place Estates, Pearson Farms, Heritage Village, and Westfalls Village.

Weather permitting, a third-party contractor will apply treatment for two consecutive nights starting at 9 o’clock tonight, September 17, through 5 a.m. Saturday, September 18. The schedule is the same overnight Saturday through 5 a.m. Sunday, September 19.”

In a Twitter post, the City of Frisco, Texas posted an image of the areas that will be sprayed from September 17-18. Those living in the highlighted areas are advised to keep their children and pets indoors. 

City officials likewise remind residents to remain alert and vigilant of their surroundings and drain any stagnant water whenever possible. They recommend that residents use insect repellents whenever heading outside and wear long sleeves and pants.

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