Mosquito Control and Prevention

Through its Integrated Mosquito Management program which includes public education, mosquito trapping and testing, reduction of standing water and mosquito abatement, the Environmental Health Division implements mosquito control activities year-round, depending on the weather. 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.

Close-up photo of mosquito on a leaf
  1. Mosquito Prevention
  2. Bite Prevention
  3. Mosquito Viruses

Increased rain escalates the number of nuisance mosquitoes, known as "flood mosquitoes." These species does not typically carry the West Nile Virus. To help monitor mosquito populations and test for viruses, mosquito traps are placed around the community. Weekly tests for West Nile Virus begin in May and run through the summer season. The City maintains contact with Collin County health officials to monitor regional conditions and adjusts response activities if conditions warrant.

The most effective method of controlling mosquitoes is to eliminate any habitat in which they would thrive or be attracted to. While the city continues to treat limited common areas, the greatest preventive impact comes from measures taken by each property owner to control mosquitoes around their homes.

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