Environmental Health Division

The Environmental Health Division protects public health by monitoring all food facilities, providing education, and addressing environmental concerns that impact public health such as mosquito control.

Mosquito Control and Prevention
The City of Allen Environmental Health Division implements mosquito control activities year-round, depending on the weather (typically between May and October). These activities include identifying locations with stagnant water and treating with larvicides as needed. The Environmental Health Division has also initiated code enforcement cases for stagnant water sources and launched ongoing education efforts. Staff responds to calls from residents as well as proactively inspecting and monitoring approximately 50 areas known for holding stagnant water.

The increased rain escalates the number of nuisance mosquitoes, known as "flood mosquitoes." This species does not typically carry the West Nile Virus. Mosquito traps are placed around the community to monitor the mosquito population. Weekly tests for West Nile Virus begin May 1. Staff will stay in contact with Collin County health officials to monitor regional conditions, adjusting response activities if conditions warrant.

To report areas of stagnant water, or for additional inquiries, please email Environmental Services or call 214.509.4160.

Mosquitoes can transmit viruses such as West NileChikungunyaDengue and Zika

For more information regarding mosquito prevention, visit the CDC website.

Even with enhanced response efforts, residents are reminded to follow the 5 D’s to minimize the risk of mosquito bites and breeding. Find out more.

Approved Food Safety Training
Required for all restaurants, child care and other specified facilities. Please contact us if you are not aware of your training requirements.
Health Contact Information
The City of Allen does not offer medical or immunization services. Please contact your personal physician or your local county health department for assistance concerning those issues.
Foster Care Homes
All foster care homes shall contact their case worker for inspections of foster homes and adoptive care situations.