MOSQUITOES IN TEXAS
General resources for those interested in Fighting the Bite
How Texans Can FIGHT THE BITE
DRAIN | DRESS | DEET
Mosquito season is nearly year-round in many parts of Texas, so we need to be vigilant about preventing mosquito bites to be comfortable and reduce the risk of contracting diseases.
Organized Mosquito Control in Texas
With 254 counties, Texas is a large and diverse state when it comes to mosquito surveillance and control. These activities are generally related to the population of the community (city or county) and the potential threat of mosquito-borne disease or nuisance biting.
Larger communities tend to have city and/or county level mosquito surveillance and control activities. Smaller communities with mosquito issues may have seasonal employees who perform mosquito control as needed on a part-time basis.
Communities where mosquito-borne and nuisance mosquitoes are of low concern may not fund any type of mosquito surveillance or control. On occasion, homeowner associations conduct mosquito control activities as part of their community program.
To find out what is in your community, contact your city, county, or homeowner association officials for more information.
Mosquito Species in Texas
Did you know there are more than 80 kinds of mosquitoes in Texas?
Not all of these mosquitoes carry disease, but the diversity of mosquito species in Texas might amaze you.... did you know that there is even one that doesn't bite humans or anything else for that matter?!