McKinney is set to spray two areas of the city to control mosquitoes after positive mosquito pools of West Nile Virus were confirmed. Both sprays will start at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 weather permitting.
Spray #1 is generally a mile radius around the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expy.
Spray #2 is generally a mile radius around 5713 Littleport Rd.
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 by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
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 that mosquitoes could be tested for West Nile Virus. Contact 972-547-7447.