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.
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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 by monitoring their property. These are common areas where mosquitos may breed:
Open trash bins
Fountains and bird baths
Clogged rain gutters
Water bowls for pets
Wagons and other toys
Rot holes in trees
Potted plant saucers
Buckets and barrels
Avoid mosquito bites and related illnesses by following the WAR method:
Wear light-colored long sleeves and pants
Apply insect repellant with DEET to exposed skin and clothing, according to instructions
Remove standing water around your yard and home
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