The City sprays for mosquitoes Monday - Thursday during the mosquito season. The City uses an EPA approved application.
Ditch & Sewer Treatments
In addition to mosquito spraying, the City treats drainage ditches and the storm sewer system (areas of standing water) with Environmental Protection Agency - approved Altosid briquets. This is the most effective approach in reducing the mosquito population by killing the mosquito larvae before it has the opportunity to become an adult.
Mosquito Control Tips
Nothing takes the fun out of an evening barbecue outdoors like a bunch of bloodthirsty mosquitoes. In addition to inflicting a painful bite, mosquitoes can transmit diseases. You can help keep your local mosquito population under control by following our mosquito control tips (PDF).
For additional mosquito prevention information, check out our NEW fact sheet (PDF) updated August 2016.
Mosquito Control Spraying Map
View the mosquito control spraying map (PDF) to see what night your neighborhood will be sprayed for mosquitoes.
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-born virus. The elderly and small children are at a higher risk for disease caused by WNV. The following are tips for avoiding West Nile Virus.
- Wear DEET
- Avoid outside activity at dusk and dawn during mosquito season (May to October)
- Wear protective clothing
- Make sure that door and window screens fit tightly
- Drain all standing water such as flowerpots, tires, birdbaths, and plastic swimming pools.
- Make sure roof gutters drain properly and clean clogged gutters.
- Repair leaky plumbing and outside faucets
- Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito eating fish
- Don't wash lawn clippings into the storm sewers
- Draing water from tree holes and stumps
Learn more about the Zika virus with our NEW fact sheet (PDF), updated August 2016.
Additional information on West Nile Virus can be found on the Texas Department of Health website. Residents can also call the Public Works Department at 281-478-7253.