Mosquito season has begun and the City of Irving wants to remind residents to defend themselves against West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses by following the 4 D’s:

  • Dusk/Dawn:The times of day to stay indoors
  • Dress:Wear long sleeves and long pants when outdoors during these times
  • DEET: An ingredient to look for when purchasing and using insect repellant
  • Drain: Minimize outdoor standing water so it does not become a mosquito breeding site

Although the chance of a person become ill from a mosquito bite is low, prevention is the best bet. To report issues, call the Vector Control Hotline at (972) 721-3755. For more on protection, visit


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