Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The 4 Ds That Help Prevent Mosquito Bites

It’s that time of year again to Fight The Bite! Mosquito activity is on the rise all over North Texas during this time of year and it’s important for the citizens of Southlake to remember the 4 D’s that help prevent mosquito bites.

  1. Dusk to Dawn

Mosquitos are most active during these times so try to stay indoors if possible.

  1. Drain

Drain all standing water on your property. Areas include- flower pots, birdbaths, rain gutters, pet bowls, and tires.

  1. Dress

Dress in long sleeves, pants, and light-colored clothing.

  1. DEET

Utilize mosquito repellants that list DEET, eucalyptus oil or other alternatives to prevent mosquito bites.

Keep an eye out and if you see an unusually high mosquito activity in your area, please report it to the Office of Emergency Management through their webpage (steps provided below):

  1. Click link: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/1686/Office-of-Emergency-Management
  2. Scroll down to the “Report Mosquito” button and click.

3.Click “+ Report Mosquito Concern” and enter the details.



The Office of Emergency Management checks this database every day, several times a day.  Once a report is received, they will reach out to you to discuss further options such as setting a trap for testing purposes and/or dropping a highly concentrated mosquito dunk in standing water.

Through this application, residents can view already reported activity and resolutions, as well as, the status of their own report.


As always, if you have any questions regarding the mosquito program, please reach out to the Office of Emergency Management at 817-748-8624 or 817-748-8903.

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