Mosquito season in the North Texas region is here. While mosquitoes cannot be stopped, a diligent effort is made to control them. Irving residents are reminded of the “Four Ds.”
- 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 repellent.
- Drain – minimize outside standing water so it does not become a mosquito breeding site.
The chance of a person becoming ill from a mosquito bite is low, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says prevention is the best bet. Children and adults 50 years of age and older are most at risk. Report issues to the Vector Control Hotline at (972) 721-3755.