WE ARE EXPECTING AN INCREASE IN BUGS AND MOSQUITOS IN OUR AREA OF NORTH TEXAS. PLEASE TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELVES, FAMILY, AND OUR COMMUNITY.
Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez reminds residents to reduce their risks of acquiring WNV.
Measures for Individuals to Prevent Mosquito Breeding;
- At least weekly, empty or get rid of cans, buckets, old tires, pots, plant saucers and other containers that hold water.
- Keep gutters clear of debris and standing water.
- Remove standing water around structures and from flat roofs.
- Change water in pet dishes daily.
- Rinse and scrub vases and other indoor water containers weekly.
- Change water in wading pools and bird baths several times a week.
- Maintain backyard pools or hot tubs.
- Cover trash containers.
- Water lawns and gardens carefully so water does not stand for several days.
- Screen rain barrels and openings to water tanks or cisterns.
- Treat front and back door areas of homes with residual insecticides if mosquitoes are abundant nearby.
- If mosquito problems persist, consider pesticide applications for vegetation around the home.
Measures for Individuals to Protect Themselves from Mosquito Bites:
- Wear insect repellent.
- Cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Keep mosquitoes out with air conditioning or intact window screens.
- Limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito times.
By following these guidelines may we have a safe and enjoyable Spring, Summer and Fall.
Thank you for your cooperation