McKINNEY, Texas (Sept. 30, 2015) – McKinney is set to spray an area of the city in order to control mosquitoes after a positive mosquito pool for West Nile Virus was confirmed. Spraying will start at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, weather permitting. The spray area is generally a one-mile radius of McKinney Fire Station #3, 4269 Eldorado Pkwy.
Signs will be posted at major intersections to notify residents of spraying activity, and information and a map of the spray area will be posted on the city’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org/mosquitocontrol.
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 Thursday, Oct. 1.
McKinney residents are encouraged to take precautions to avoid bites and help eliminate mosquito egg-laying sites by draining standing water around homes and neighborhoods, using a mosquito repellant with DEET, and staying indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
City of McKinney Press Release