Mosquito Prevention

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Mosquitoes can be a nuisance, but they can also transmit diseases to humans and animals. It’s important to educate yourself about mosquito-borne diseases.

Information about West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases can be found at the Williamson County and Cities Health District website.

The best way to limit the mosquito population is to remove their source of life — standing water. We strongly encourage residents to reduce mosquitoes around their home and yard by doing the following:

  • Get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, buckets, drums and other containers in your yard or keep them empty of standing water
  • Empty wading pools frequently and store them indoors when not in use
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets
  • Change water in bird baths and scrub them twice a week
  • If you have outside pets, empty their watering dishes daily
  • Clean clogged gutters and drain flat roofs
  • Treat standing water that can’t be drained using a larvicide. These products are available at most home and garden stores

Helpful link: Homeowner Checklist

Here are ways to protect yourself:

  • Make sure window and door screens are maintained and installed properly
  • Whenever possible, remain indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active
  • When outdoors, wear protective clothing, or use an EPA approved insect repellent. Always read instructions before using insect repellent or other chemicals.

Helpful link: Choosing the Right Repellent

Additional resources can be found on the following agency’s websites:

City policy on spraying

The City does not spray for mosquitoes. We encourage residents prevent mosquito breeding sites around their homes and follow the prevention strategies and resources provided above. Questions about mosquitoes or mosquito-borne diseases can be directed to the Williamson County and Cities Health District Integrated Vector Management program.

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