Personal protection and elimination of breeding habitats are your two best tools. Regardless of surveillance results, you are encouraged to continue to follow the 4 D’s of personal protection throughout the mosquito season:
DUSK to DAWN: stay indoors when mosquitoes are active
DRAIN: prevent and eliminate standing water in places like flower pots, toys, clogged rain gutters, and wading pools
DRESS: opt for light-colored long sleeves and pants
DEET: apply repellent when outdoors
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has a website dedicated to mosquito prevention and reminds residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against mosquito-borne illness. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent, and dress for dusk to dawn. For additional information, follow TCPH on Facebook or View Arbovirus Reports.
To report standing water, please send an email or call 817-985-2170 and leave your name, contact information, and the exact location of the water that needs to be treated.