Mosquito Abatement Program
Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (6:00 pm)
The mosquito breeding season is here, and the City will launch its 2016 Mosquito Management program April 1. Mosquito traps will be placed in multiple locations throughout the community weekly. The trapped mosquitoes will be sent for arboviral testing and species identification weekly. The results will be reported on the City’s website at www.heathtx.com.
Additionally, the City will larvicide to target stagnant water areas such as storm drain inlets, culverts and slowing moving streams. Adult mosquito control will be conducted on an as-needed basis, based upon the surveillance data received. However, protecting yourself and your loved ones is the best way to prevent the contraction of mosquito transmitted diseases such as the West Nile Virus.
Remember the 4 D’s as recommended by the CDC:
- Drain – standing water around you home and property.
- Deet – Use insect repellent on skin and clothing; Picaridin, IR3535 and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus are also options.
- Dress – wear long sleeves and pants to protect yourself.
- Dusk to Dawn – avoid being outdoors during the early morning hours and the evening hours when mosquitoes are most active.