Mosquito-borne Disease Prevention

Thanksgiving is a time to think about Turkeys. But in Texas we also must think about mosquitos. Mosquitos can breed year-round due to our warmer climate and spread diseases like Zika and West Nile. You should protect yourself from bites and prevent mosquito breeding.

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.

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.

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Last updated November 16, 2017