Fight the Bite—Wear Repellent!

BUG OFF- USING MOSQUITO REPELLENT

Bothered by mosquitoes? Both nuisance and disease-carrying mosquitoes are more active during hot weather. The Woodlands Township urges residents to take precautions to protect themselves and loved ones from mosquito-borne diseases.

Precinct 3 Commissioners office reported the first mosquito samples from The Woodlands Township have tested positive for the West Nile virus.  No reports of human cases of West Nile Virus or locally acquired Zika in The Woodlands have been filed with Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) at this time.

Treatment of the affected areas is underway and will continue throughout the week. Please visit Precinct 3 to view a map  of the treatment areas.

What You Can Do to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Disease…

  • Both day and night when outside, use a mosquito repellent recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Products with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol provide longer-lasting protection.
  • Monitor and eliminate all sources of standing water around your property.
  • Treat standing water that cannot be drained with a biological larvacide such as Mosquito Dunks® or Mosquito Bits® – which are available for purchase at local home and garden centers.

Think WET Mosquito BlogFor more tips on protecting your family from mosquito-borne diseases, please visit the Mosquito Control webpages.

To schedule a presentation about reducing mosquitoes for neighborhoods or groups, please call The Woodlands Township Environmental Services at 281-210-3800.

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