Although the weather is cooler, you should still be vigilant about preventing mosquito-borne illnesses.

Mosquitos can breed year-round due to Texas’ climate. Mosquitos spread diseases like Zika and West Nile. You should protect yourself from bites and prevent mosquito breeding.

Prevent Mosquito Breeding

  • Keep gutters clear of debris and standing water.
  • Change water in pet dishes daily.
  • Rinse and scrub vases and other indoor water containers weekly.
  • Cover trash containers.
  • Screen rain barrels and openings to water tanks or cisterns.

Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

  • Wear Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents.
  • Cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Keep mosquitoes out with intact window screens.

Learn more:

Zika Virus
West Nile Virus


Last updated January 3, 2018