Bexar County News

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes and West Nile

Help Protect Yourself

To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember to “Pour It Out”!

DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

  • Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.
  • Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used.
  • Empty and clean birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week.
  • Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
  • Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

COVER skin with clothing or repellent.

  • Clothing - Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.
  • Repellent - Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing.

For more information on mosquito-borne disease activity including the West Nile, please visit the CDC West Nile website.

Bexar County Efforts

  • Bexar County Public Works treated an area with a West Nile-positive mosquito with larvicide and began notifying residents in the area, alerting them and asking them to take precautions in and around their homes. 
  • The area will be aggressively treated with a multitude of mosquito abatement efforts and treatments.
  • Bexar County Public Works employees have treated over 4200 acres of public ditches, various public rights of way and drains, standing water and County parks with larvicide on standing water and routine night time fogging.
  • Bexar County Mosquito Control Program information
  • Read the press release for full details.

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