Mosquito Control Update
The City of Allen Environmental Health Division is currently implementing mosquito control activities. 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 is responding to calls from residents as well as proactively inspecting and monitoring approximately 50 areas known for holding stagnant water.
The increased rain has escalated the number of nuisance mosquitoes, known as "flood mosquitoes." This species does not typically carry the West Nile Virus. Mosquito traps have been placed around the community to monitor the mosquito population. Weekly tests for West Nile Virus began 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.
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.
The Environmental Health Division is responsible for routine inspections, education, and monitoring of all food facilities including: restaurants, daycare centers, schools, grocers, mobile food vendors and temporary food facilities. The inspection scores of food facilities are based on the following 100-point system:
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