McKINNEY (Sept. 10, 2015) — McKinney is set to spray two areas of the city in order to control mosquitoes after positive mosquito pools for West Nile Virus were confirmed Thursday.
- Spray #1, Thursday, Sept. 10, 10 p.m.
The spray area is generally south of University Drive, west of Airport Drive, north of Industrial Boulevard and east of Tennessee Street. 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, Sept. 10.
- Spray #2, Friday, Sept. 11, 10 p.m.
The spray area is generally south of Eldorado Parkway, west of Alma Road, north of Stacy Road and east of Custer Road. 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 Friday, Sept. 11.
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 mckinneytexas.org/mosquitocontrol.
Residents in the spray areas are advised to stay indoors during the spray period and should bring their pets inside that evening.
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.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 155,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.