With recent accounts of mosquito-borne viruses and resulting human health concerns, we urge all residents to take precautionary actions in protecting yourself and our neighborhood. Here are a few tips… Protect against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during evening and nighttime hours. Cover arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent. Prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile, Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses by promptly eliminating standing water. Mosquito hot beds include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys, clogged rain gutters and French drains. Mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as 7 days. To report standing water or mosquito problems call 3-1-1. The City of Dallas provides additional information on mosquito control at Fight the Bite. To view real-time spraying updates that may affect our area, visit http://bit.ly/FightTheBite16.
Standing Water Breeds a Formidable Threat
July 5, 20161 Mins read101 Views