Current Risk Level

City Enacts Risk Level 1 of Mosquito Surveillance & Response Plan

On May 1, 2017 the City of Weatherford enacted Risk Level 1 of its Mosquito Surveillance & Response Plan. Risk Level 1 centers on the use of public information to promote source reduction and personal protection. Commence larviciding measures in known breeding sites using the best product for control, safety, and environmental conditions.

City personnel have made reducing mosquito breeding grounds a priority. In areas where the elimination of mosquito breeding grounds is not possible, larvicides will be applied. The City of Weatherford is conducting routine surveillance of adult mosquitoes. The collected mosquitoes will be identified and tested for the presence of arboviruses.

While the City is working proactively to control mosquito populations and lower the threat of the West Nile virus, citizen involvement is essential.

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 & 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/Recycle Bins
Common Backyard Mosquito Sources