Mosquito Control and Prevention

Mosquito control is a year-round effort! We work to reduce the mosquito population through:

  • Public education
  • Mosquito trapping and testing
  • Reduction of stagnant water
  • Use of larvicides
  • Other mosquito abatement techniques

Report stagnant water


  • If the stagnant water is due to a code violation, such as accumulated materials or open storage, submit a ticket using the MyAllen Request Center or download the app for iOS or Google devices. Account required.
  • Email Environmental Health staff with the location of the stagnant water
  • Call 214.509.4161 to speak directly with a staff member
  1. Mosquito Prevention
  2. Bite Prevention
  3. Mosquito Viruses

The best way to prevent mosquitoes is to get rid of stagnant water. Environmental Health staff monitor and treat more than 50 public areas where water often collects.

We also depend on homeowners to eliminate common breeding grounds from their properties. This includes:

  • Kiddie pools
  • Flower pots
  • Bird baths
  • Decorative ponds
  • Trash and debris - especially old tires