Mosquitos & West Nile Prevention

Protect yourself against West Nile Virus!

The Four Ds

Remember the “Four Ds” for your defense against exposure to mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus:

  • DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent when outdoors.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood - old tires, flowerpots, and clogged rain gutters are places where water can accumulate. These are mosquito breeding sites.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside. For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent containing permethrin or DEET.
  • Dusk and dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors. This is when infected mosquitoes are most active.

Further Information

For more information on the West Nile Virus, visit the Denton County website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. please call the West Nile Virus hotline at 940-349-2907 for more details about:

  • County-Wide Contacts
  • Disease Statistics
  • Prevention Tips
  • Reducing Mosquitoes Around Your Home
  • Symptoms