Mosquito Control

Overview


Mosquito season in Burleson typically runs from April to October, with peak activity in August. During these months residents should take preventative measures using the 4 D’s.
   

Defend Yourself, Use the 4 D's

  • DEET - Use insect repellents that contains DEET or any other EPA approved insect repellent.
  • Dress - Wear long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
  • Dusk / Dawn - Dusk and dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors.
  • Drain - Mosquitoes need stagnant water to grow. Eliminate stagnant water from your home and report other areas of stagnant water to the City.
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Integrated Mosquito Management Program


The City of Burleson coordinates mosquito control activities through an integrated mosquito surveillance and control program. The program combines surveillance, source reduction, biological controls, and public education. 

Surveillance/Testing


The City of Burleson and Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) are collaboratively conducting surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses. For more information, please visit Tarrant County's Take Control: Stop West Nile Virus page.

Larviciding

 
Adult mosquitoes lay their eggs at the surface of water or in an area that will eventually hold water. Once those eggs hatch, the larval stage of mosquitoes grow until they become pupae and ultimately emerge as an adult mosquito. During the mosquito season, waterways, historically known breeding sites and complaint locations are regularly inspected and treated with larvicide as necessary. Larviciding is one of our best mosquito management tools because it allows us to kill mosquitoes before they become biting adults. Take a look at the diagram below to better understand the mosquito's life cycle. 
life_cycle mosquito

Ground Spraying


Ground-based spraying for mosquitoes will be conducted in areas where a mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus or where there is a confirmed human case of West Nile virus. Read more.

Free Mosquito Dunks


The City of Burleson is giving away mosquito larvicide or “dunks” to Burleson residents who would like to begin a personal mosquito-control program. Read more.

West Nile Virus


West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by infected mosquitoes. In most cases, mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread West Nile virus to humans and other animals when they bite. Read more.

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