What is Dallas County doing?
Dallas County uses an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) program to abate mosquito populations. IMM uses various techniques that included the following tools:

  • Adulticide - The spraying of EPA approved products from tucks and planes to reduce mosquito populations.

  • Larvicide - The use of EPA approved products to kill mosquito larvae in standing water or stocking water with mosquitofish.

  • Personal Protection - Changing personal habits to reduce mosquito bites. This means you and how you can protect yourself, your family, and community.

  • Public Awareness - Informing the public by press release, public information campaigns, websites, pamphlets, and presentations.

  • Source Reduction - Remove water sources that support mosquito breeding habitats.

  • Surveillance - The collection of mosquitoes to determine the location, species, quantity, and virus potential.

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1. What is the West Nile Virus?
2. How does the West Nile Virus spread?
3. Is the West Nile Virus contagious?
4. How soon do you get the symptoms once you have been bitten?
5. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?
6. How is West Nile Virus treated?
7. Does the Health Department offer free testing?
8. Can I get the virus twice?
9. My child or I was bitten by a mosquito, what should I do?
10. What should I do if I think I have WNV?
11. What is Dallas County doing?
12. What can I do?
13. What should I do if I see dead birds in my yard?
14. Can dogs, cats, and other pets get West Nile Virus?
15. Are pesticides harmful to people?
16. Where can I learn more information?