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Mosquito Surveillance & Control
City of Weatherford Mosquito Surveillance & Response Plan
The City of Weatherford recently implemented a Mosquito Surveillance & Response plan, a comprehensive plan aimed at reducing the risk of mosquito-borne human diseases.  The main goal of the plan is to decrease the number of adult mosquitoes by eliminating breeding sites wherever possible.

The City's mosquito responses and control measures will be based on the likelihood of threat to human health from West Nile virus or other mosquito-borne diseases.  Up-to-date information about the City's current risk level will be communicated on the City's website.

Targeted adulticide applications using up to and including ground based Ulta Low Volume Equipment (ULV fog or spray) will only be considered if there are conditions indicative of a Public Health Warning.  If adulticiding is implemented, citizens residing in areas where applications will occur will be notified through several methods including press releases, Blackboard Message, City's cable channel (channel 27), and through the City's website.  The City's communication efforts are a partnership with the public.  Be proactive and get signed up today to stay informed.



Eliminate Common Mosquito Hangouts
Eliminating breeding grounds-places is the most important and effective mosquito prevention measures.  Help the City of Weatherford control mosquito populations by eliminating standing water around your home/business in these and other areas;

  • Ponds
  • Tires
  • Piles of Trash or debris
  • Neglected Pools
  • Wagons and Other Toys
  • Leaky hoses
  • Flower Pots & Saucers
  • Fountains & Bird Baths
  • Clogged Rain Gutters
  • Water Bowls for Pets
  • Buckets & Barrels
  • Uncovered Boats
  • Pool Covers
  • Open Trash/Recycling Bins

image showing common breeding grounds for mosquitoes

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Mosquito Dunks
Starting May 1, 2014, The City of Weatherford will be giving away mosquito larvicide or "dunks" to residents who would like to begin a personal mosquito-control program.  Mosquito dunks are small tablets comprised of an environmentally-safe larvicide that specifically targets and elimates mosquito larvae when placed in standing water for 30-45 days (see directions on package).  Common examples of standing water include bird baths, old tires, ditches, stagnant pools. 

The City will be giving away 2 free dunks per household (quanities are limited so please come pick yours up while supplies last).  Account holder must be present when picking up the dunks and must show proof of residency, such as a utility bill or driver's license.

Mosquito Dunks Will Be Available
  • City Hall, Customer Service Desk @ 303 Palo Pinto Weatherford, TX
  • Residents Can Pick-Up Dunks From: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

For detailed information about steps residents can take to reduce the mosquito population and protect themselves against West Nile virus, please watch the City of Weatherford's cable channel (Channel 27 on Charter Cable) or visit the City's website at www.weatherfordtx.gov/mosquito.

Other Sources of Information About Mosquitos & West Nile Virus