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Fight the Bite Mosquito Management
Individuals in Williamson County and the U.S. in general can reduce their risk of contracting the West Nile virus by getting rid of standing water around houses and by using insect repellant. Here is a simple way to remember how to “Fight the Bite” using the 4 Ds of mosquito safety:
1. DRAIN standing water on your property so mosquitoes won’t breed.
3. Stay indoors at DUSK and DAWN
4. DRESS in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellant on your clothes. Using the right insect repellent and other preventive actions can discourage ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects from landing on you. Repellents are available to protect you from insects and give you the length of protection you need, based on your planned activity. Visit the EPA's website for more information and to search for the best repellant for your situation.
See Also: Managing Mosquitoes Around Your Home
- Williamson County - West Nile Virus Surveillance Information
- CDC - West Nile Virus Information
- Texas Dept. of State Health Services- West Nile Virus InformationFrequently Asked Questions
- Texas A & M AgriLife Extension - Texas A & M AgriLife Extention West Nile Virus Resources
- Texas A & M AgriLife Extension - Mosquito Control Videos [Spanish Information]
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheets
- Children’s Page (Fun and Learning)
For more information about Mosquito Management initiatives in Williamson County contact Environmental Health Services at 512-943-3620.