FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Frisco will treat for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation another mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.
This one was near Hickory Creek.READ MORE: Ellis County Child Sex Offender Who Violated Probation Rules Sentenced To 2 Consecutive Life Terms
As a result, the city is increasing surveillance efforts and using larvicide in public areas between Parkwood Blvd. and Tomlin Dr., South of Main St. and North of Stonebrook Pkwy.
The city said this is the ninth positive pool in Frisco this season, but there have been no human cases of WNV.
“As we enjoy these cooler mornings, it’s important to follow the four Ds to help protect yourself, loved ones, and neighbors,” said Julie Fernandez, Environmental Health Supervisor.
o DEET: Use approved insect repellents: Use repellent every time you go outside. Approved repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Follow label instructions.
o DRAIN: Drain standing water: Drain 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.READ MORE: North Texas Tax Consultant Pleads Guilty To $23M COVID-19 Relief Fraud
o DRESS: Wear long sleeves, pants at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).
o DAWN/DUSK: Use air conditioning. Make sure doors and windows are screened – and those screens are intact.
Tarrant County led the state with 235 positive samples as of August 5.
Dallas, Denton, Collin and Johnson counties have also had positive mosquitoes.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Chase Ends With Stolen Car Suspect In Custody, No Injuries
However, just two human cases have been discovered so far, one each in Tarrant and Dallas, with one of them resulting in a death.