PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two tests conducted on pools of mosquitoes in traps have come back positive for the West Nile virus, the City of Plano said Tuesday.
The city will spray targeted locations in and around the area of the traps.READ MORE: Texas Power Company Brazos Electric Files For Bankruptcy Protection After Deadly Winter Storms
Weather permitting, Plano Environmental Quality Division crews will spray Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15 beginning at 9:00 p.m. The targeted spray area is bordered by the following streets:
North – Hedgecoxe/Crystal Creek Dr.
East – Robinson Rd
South – Quincy Ln.
West – Preston Rd
North – Leathertop Dr.READ MORE: Dallas Tax Preparer Headed To Prison, Ordered To Pay $11 Million For Filing Fake Tax Returns
East – Haun Trl/ Huntington Dr.
South – W. Park Blvd
West – Coit Rd.
Residents are urged to ensure children and pets are indoors during the time of spraying.
The city encourages citizens to follow common prevention practices:
DRAIN standing water in and around your home and neighborhood.
DRESS appropriately before going outdoors.
DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is an ingredient to look for when purchasing insect repellent. The use of bug spray is recommended at all times, when outdoors, especially during the day.
At this time, the CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks.MORE NEWS: Dallas Detectives Searching For Man, Woman In Connection To Fatal Shooting At Murphy Express Gas Station
Citizens with concerns or questions can call the City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability Department at 972-941-7143.