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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Don’t Give Mosquitoes a Biting Chance

Mosquito bites on neck

The rain hasn’t magically gone away and neither will the bothersome hoard of mosquitoes breeding in puddles from all the rain. As the returning sunshine lures you outside for some fun, take precautions against being a landing pad for these insects.

Plano's Environmental Health & Sustainability (EHS) team started trapping and testing the City's mosquito population in April to help protect you from the illnesses these insects carry. 

When you venture out, fight the bite by following the 3 D's:  

  • DRESS – Mosquitoes are less attracted to light-colored clothing. Long sleeves and pants help protect you from bites. Spray clothing with mosquito repellent for extra protection.   
  • DEFEND – Apply insect repellent before going outdoors. Look for products containing DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved ingredient. Natural alternatives include orange spray, eucalyptus and citronella. 
  • DRAIN – Drain standing water from around your home to reduce the number of places mosquitoes breed: trash carts, flowerpots, rain gutters, birdbaths and more. Replenish your pet's water bowl daily. Properly maintain pools and run pool equipment 8 hours a day to prevent mosquito breeding.  

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