With the weather heating up, the City of Allen’s Environmental Health Division wants to remind residents that the most effective way to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses is to follow the 5 Ds to minimize the risk of mosquito bites and breeding.
The City continues its ongoing mosquito control activities to help reduce the risks associated with mosquitoes and the associated West Nile Virus. In working with Collin County Health Care Services and surrounding municipalities throughout mosquito season, enhanced response efforts such as mosquito trapping and testing, and larvicide treatment in areas of stagnant water are already under way.
In addition, proactive efforts will continue to include larvicide treatment of stagnant swimming pools and selected natural areas including creeks and detention ponds along with code enforcement response related to reports of standing water. The City encourages its residents to report areas of stagnant water, by calling 214.509.4160.