First positive West Nile Virus found in mosquito test sample
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 may contact the City of McKinney Health Compliance at (972) 547-7447.
McKinney residents are reminded to follow the Four Ds until the first freeze this fall. Residents should drain all standing water; dress in light-colored, long-sleeved clothing when outdoors; use a mosquito repellant that contains DEET; and stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
Residents may report standing water, illegal dumping and increased mosquito activity through McKinney’s West Nile Information line: 972-547-7473.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of more than 142,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live in America list. Visit the city’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org.