The City of McKinney is set to spray an area of the city to control mosquitoes after a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus. Spraying will start at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The spray area is generally east of Provine Road, west of College Street, south of Virginia Parkway, and north of Collin McKinney Parkway.
Signs will be posted at major intersections to notify residents of spraying activity. Residents in the spray area are advised to stay indoors during the spray period and should bring their pets inside that evening. Residents who do not want to spray near their home should contact City of McKinney Health Compliance at 972-547-7447.
The City of McKinney has an active program for assessing the numbers and types of mosquitoes in various locations. Mosquito control technicians began larviciding standing water locations in March and setting traps in May throughout the city.
Trapped mosquitoes are tested for West Nile Virus. Dead birds will not be tested, but residents are encouraged to call and report dead birds as this may be an area where mosquitoes could be tested for West Nile Virus. Contact 972-547-7447.