The Mosquito Control Program works to prevent the spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as West Nile, Chikungunya and Zika viruses to the public. Information concerning the control of a variety of pests, including rats, roaches, and other insects, is also available from this office.
Mosquito Control / West Nile, Chikungunya and Zika Virus updates
For the latest information about the City´s mosquito control efforts:
The City of Dallas "Do Not Ground Spray List"
The City of Dallas maintains a list of people who do not wish to be sprayed (ground spraying) as a courtesy. Please submit a request via 311 Dallas - 311 Service Request and select "Mosquito - Do Not Spray" as the Service Type. You must sign up each season to remain on the list. This list applies to ground spraying only.
Remember the Four Ds:
DRAIN: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace. Standing water can be found in swimming pools that are not kept clean, ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters.
DUSK/DAWN: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
DRESS: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you're outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions.
What the City is doing
- Trapping and collections of mosquitoes weekly
- Monitoring known breeding sites and applying larvicide. Checking identified locations from citizen complaints; applying larvicide if needed
- Enforcing City Codes and responding to standing water problems
- Stocking Gambusia (minnows that eat mosquito larva) in standing water that cannot be emptied
- Treating storm drains in areas identified by collections from surveillance
Call 3-1-1 to report:
- Standing water in ditches, vacant lots or on
- Dead blue jays, cardinals, doves, owls and hawks
About West Nile Virus and its spread in the United States
Questions and answers about West Nile Virus from Center for Disease Control (CDC)
EPA's information about mosquito repellants and control pesticides
West Nile Virus information, including statewide map of cases, from the Texas Department of State Health Services
National Pesticide Information Center's West Nile Virus page
American Mosquito Control Association
List of species found to be infected with West Nile Virus (Microsoft Word document)
List of bird species known to have died from West Nile Virus
Homeowner's Mosquito Control Checklist
Business/Property Owner's Mosquito Control Checklist
Read the brochure - Stop! Raising Mosquitoes In Your Yard & Home
"Fight the Buzz" City of Dallas Mosquito Public Service Announcement