After the Flood- Mosquitoes

Courtesy of Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management

After the Flood- Mosquitoes

The large amount of pooled water remaining after the flood will lead to an increase in mosquito populations. Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset. The county is actively working to control the mosquito population through adulticide and larvacide operations at Road and Bridge.

To protect yourself from mosquitoes, use screens on dwellings, and wear long-sleeved and long-legged clothing. Insect repellents containing DEET are very effective. Be sure to read all instructions before using DEET. Care must be taken when using DEET on small children. Products containing DEET are available from retail outlets and through local and state health departments.

To control mosquito populations, drain all standing water left in containers around your home.