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West Nile Virus Informati
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Personal Responsibility is the BEST thing you can do to prevent West Nile. Please take advantage of the following resources to learn more about what you can do.

Resource Documents
Three Steps to Reduce Your Risk
Three Steps - Spanish
West Nile Virus Fact Sheet
How to Choose a Repelent
West Nile and Transplant Recipients
Information in Spanish



 Websites
Texas Department of State Health Services
CDC - Fight the Bite
Hunt County West Nile Info






 
Texas A&M Agrilife Resources
Protecting Yourself with Repellents
Mosquito Control Around the Home
Mosquito Breeding Site Reduction
Mosquito-borne Viral Disease
Mosquito Biology & Species Descriptions





Mosquito Prevention
Mosquitoes can be annoying and sometimes pose a health risk.  There are several steps that individuals can take to prevent mosquitoes.

The most successful way to prevent mosquitos is to eliminate places where the insects breed:
  • Eliminate standing water around homes, apartments and businesses
  • Keep lawns mowed since mosquitoes are likely to be found in high grass and weeds
  • Keep rain gutters free of leaves and debris to eliminate this as a breeding site
  • Empty water dishes, bird baths, wading pools, buckets and flower pots that hold water
  • Maintain swimming pools so that water does not be come stagnant and attract mosquitoes

Mosquito Control
Protect you and your family from mosquitoes by remembering the Four Ds:
  • DRAIN standing water around your home, apartment or business.
  • DUSK/DAWN are the times of day when mosquitoes are most active, so avoid outside activities whenever possible and stay indoors.
  • DRESS in long sleeves and pants when outside.  Spray clothing with insect repellent.
  • DEET is one of the most important ingredients to look for in an insect repellent.  The higher percentage of DEET in a repellent, the longer lasting protection it will provide against mosquito bites.



Greenville Mosquito Policy
If you notice mosquitoes in your area, please make sure that you have eliminated places where mosquitoes breed.  If you still see a few insects, please apply insecticide or briquettes made especially for mosquito control.  These products are available at local garden, hardware and home improvement stores as well as many other outlets.

If you see code violations in your neighborhood that are creating breeding environments for mosquitos, please contact the Code Enforcement Office at (903) 457-3161.

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