Post Number: 17
|Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 10:13 pm: |
Since we've had all the rains this spring, the mosquitos are out in full force. What is the cities plan to deal with the mosquito problem?
Also, I live in King's Garden near the intersection of Revolution and Throne Hall. When Throne Hall was built through to Legacy, a bridge was built. The construction included a small dam on one end. This stone dam is allowing water to collect and become somewhat stagnant, which of course leads to mosquito larvae.
Should this area be dammed up? It seems unnecessary. With all the recent rains, there is always water standing at least a foot deep, if not more. Is the city responsible for this?
Thanks in advance
Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Post Number: 406
|Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 01:48 pm: |
Part 1, response from Julie Stallcup, Health and Food Services:
Flood mosquitoes have been found in all areas that received excessive rains. The city performs active surveillance with focus on non-flood, target mosquitoes by monitoring type, numbers and transmittable diseases that the Texas Department of State Health Services is tracking and has identified. Larvicide treatments are applied on City-owned properties anytime that we identify stagnant water. The city is unable to treat private property. We also have a plan in place addressing adult mosquito abatement. The plan can be found on the City’s web site: http://www.friscotexas.gov/departments/Planning_Development/index.aspx?id=118. It is highly recommended for individuals to treat their own yard and to remove areas of stagnant water in and around their property.
Part 2, response from Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We removed that portion of the dam and the mud yesterday.
Gary R. Hartwell, P.E.
Director of Public Works
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75034