Mosquito Control and Prevention

Mosquito control is a year-round effort! We work to reduce the mosquito population through:

  • Public education
  • Mosquito trapping and testing
  • Monitoring stagnant water locations
  • Use of larvicide
  • Other mosquito mitigation activities

Report stagnant water

  • If you see stagnant water, including swimming pools that are not circulating water, please report the location or address to the Environmental Health Division via email or by calling 214.509.4180. A health specialist will follow up and address existing issues.

VIDEO: Fight the Bite!

  1. Mosquito Prevention
  2. Bite Prevention
  3. Mosquito Viruses

The best way to prevent mosquitoes is to get rid of stagnant water. Environmental Health staff monitor and treat more than 50 public areas where water often collects.

Homeowners and residents can help reduce mosquito breeding sites on their property by monitoring:

  • Kiddie pools
  • Flower pots
  • Bird baths
  • Decorative ponds
  • Rain gutters
  • Trash and debris - especially old tires