Frisco confirmed that the season’s 23rd mosquito pool tested positive for the West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco officials will step up mosquito surveillance efforts on the west side of the city after a pool tests positive for the West Nile virus.
In a press release announcing the positive test, city officials said surveillance efforts would increase in parts of the Lone Star Ranch and Phillips Creek Ranch neighborhoods. The release says the effort will also include finding more areas of standing water that could aid mosquito breeding.
Portions of the Lone Star Ranch and Phillips Creek Ranch neighborhoods are located south of Stonebrook Parkway, west of Teel Parkway, and north of Lebanon Road.
This positive test marks the 23rd time since May 1 that the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito pools in the city. No cases of West Nile virus in humans have been reported in Frisco, according to the city.
The city shared a list of West Nile virus precautions sponsored by the Texas Department of Health:
• Use approved insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil when you go outside.
• Drain off stagnant water that builds up in bird baths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants, and “splash blocks” at the end of the gutter outlets.
• Wear long sleeves and trousers in the morning and evening light.
• Use air conditioning and make sure doors and windows have intact screens.
For more information on Frisco’s Mosquito Monitoring and Response Plan, please visit www.friscotexas.gov/mosquitoes.