Weather permitting, Plano Environmental Health Crews will spray for Mosquitoes Thursday, August 17, beginning at 9:00 P.M. A mosquito found in one of the City’s traps tested positive for the West Nile virus. The spraying will target locations in and around the area of the traps, in the area of Plano Parkway and 14th Street (see map). Residents are urged to ensure children and pets are indoors during spraying.
As always, the City of Plano encourages everyone to follow common prevention practices:
DRAIN standing water in and around your home and neighborhood. This means removing water in birdbaths, tires, trash bins, refreshing pet dishes and other places that can collect standing water.
DRESS appropriately before going outdoors. Long-sleeved, light-colored clothing helps protect against mosquitoes.
DEFEND yourself by applying mosquito repellent. The use of repellent is recommended at all times when outdoors. Limit the amount of outdoor activity to lessen your chances of getting bit.
Citizens who have questions or want to report standing water can call the City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability Department at 972-941-7143.