Due to recent rain events a rise in the mosquito population may have occur, below is information on how to control mosquito populations and minimize your risk of bites. Currently the Public Works dept. is placing dunks in any standing water and are working with other agencies in monitoring the population, please report any standing water or areas of concern to 972-842-2752
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Mosquito Control at Home and in the Yard
All animals, including mosquitoes, need three things to survive – food, water and shelter. If we eliminate one of the three, mosquitoes cannot survive.
Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Home and Yard:
Repair window and door screens
Eliminate mosquito shelters in your yard
Mow grass and tall weeds
Cut back shrubs and vines
Treat in shaded areas with a professional pest control application or DIY spray treatment
Remove tires and junk
Dump, Drain or Change Water:
Dump or drain water to eliminate egg laying sites.
Change water regularly in a dog dish, bird bath or plant pot to eliminate nutrients.
Eliminate any place where water can collect and be retained for 7-10 days, especially when there is organic matter present, such as soil or leaves.
Additional Mosquito Breeding Sites Include:
Buckets and containers
Poorly draining gutters
Cesspool or septic tank
Untreated and non-functioning swimming pools
Cisterns or rain barrels
Low ditches or parts of the yard
When Water Can’t be Dumped or Drained:
Use a larvicide for homeowners such as Mosquito DunksⓇ or the Mosquito TorpedoⓇ that are based on Bacillus thuringiensis israeliensis (Bti), a bacterium that produces proteins that are toxic for certain fly larvae.
These products have little effect on the environment and lower impact than adulticides.
They are also safe for non-target insects and mammals.
They are usually effective for up to 30 days.
The labels describe how these products should be used and how long each product lasts.
Use a fogger for temporary relief from biting mosquitoes for a couple of hours or more.
Direct toward shady areas and plants where mosquitoes rest and hide during the day.
Thermal foggers use heat, usually from a propane flame, to create a thick white fog that can kill many resting mosquitoes.
Aerosol foggers usually empty more quickly and are more costly than thermal foggers.
Thermal foggers produce a highly visible smoke that can alarm neighbors.
Both types of foggers may harm beneficial insects, such as bees, butterflies, and predator insects.
Do not use them near plants where bees are active, and follow the label instructions carefully.
How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
Prevent mosquito bites by remembering the 4 D’s.
1. Drain or Dump
Drain or dump out all standing water around your home
Clean clogged gutters
Empty bird baths and flower pot drain dishes weekly
Store buckets, toys, and wheelbarrows so they do not hold water
2. Day, Dusk and Dark
Avoid disease-spreading mosquitoes, which can be active at any time, day or night
They can bite anytime that the temperature rises above 55℉
Outdoors, wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts
Choose fabrics with a tight weave instead of knits or other loosely woven materials
Use mosquito repellent containing one of these ingredients when you’re outdoors
Oil of lemon eucalyptus (paramenthane-3, 8-diol)