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McKinney Begins Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes



    The parents of children participating in outdoor sports in McKinney are taking precautions against mosquitoes. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012)

    Trucks were out Monday night spraying insecticide in McKinney, which has two confirmed cases of West Nile virus.

    Crews were spraying in the area south of Virginia Parkway, west of US 75, north of Eldorado Parkway and east of Ridge Road. On Tuesday night, trucks will spray, south of University Drive, west of Ridge Road, north of Eldorado Parkway and east of Custer Road.

    The city has posted signs at major intersections, warning residents to stay indoors between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

    Despite the threat of West Nile virus, outdoor soccer and football practices were in full swing, with many practices running late into the evening before the start of school.

    “It’s scary with your kids when they are out here doing all their sports and activities and stuff,” said McKinney mother Alicia Mcfate.

    She keeps insect repellent in her car at all times.

    “I have three kids, and I make sure I spray them down before we get out here,” she said.

    The city of McKinney expects to complete its first round of spraying by 6 a.m. Tuesday and will start the second round at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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