Fight the Bite
Take Action Around Your Home
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS Opens a New Window. ) suggests taking the following steps around your home to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding:
If water is standing for more than a week, report the location by calling (972) 941-7143. Provide the location and if known, the source of the stagnant water. An Environmental Quality Specialist will investigate the location within 24 hours and take appropriate action to drain or treat the water.
To learn more about vectors, mosquito-borne illness and access other important information see our answers to FAQs.