Mosquitos carry and spread diseases such as Zika, West Nile and Chikungunya
They lay their eggs on surfaces of containers that fill with water and on standing water itself.
Female mosquitoes rest on walls and in vegetation. Trim bushes, trees and grass.
Dump standing water
Keep screens on doors and windows intact to keep mosquitos out.
They can breed in tree rot holes, so fill them with sand or cement.
A tablespoon of mineral oil can kill mosquitoes in small containers.
Pesticides with Bacillus thurengensis isrealensis (Bti) or (s) methoprene may be used to combat mosquitoes.
Wear insect repellents with DEET, picaradin, IR353 or lemon-eucalyptus oil and follow instructions.
Wear light-colored long sleeves and pants.
Source: Collin County Public Health Emergency Preparedness