How can I protect myself against mosquito bites?
The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends that screens on doors and windows be in good condition and that you use personal protection. Personal protection includes dressing to minimize exposed skin, wearing insect repellent and avoiding the outdoors during the hours of dawn to dusk (6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) which is when mosquitoes that have been identified as possibly carrying the disease are out. It also includes identifying areas of your property that may have stagnant water.

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1. Can small children apply chemicals to their skin? What is recommended?
2. Does the City of McKinney spray for mosquitoes?
3. How can I find out what cases have been reported?
4. How can I protect myself against mosquito bites?
5. I see standing water in a drainage easement next to my property. Whom do I call?
6. I have a creek that backs up to my house. Will mosquitoes breed in the water?
7. What can I do to help eliminate mosquitoes from my yard?
8. What insect repellents should I use?
9. What is the City of McKinney doing about West Nile Virus?
10. What precautions should I take when the city does spray?
11. What should I do if I see a dead bird?
12. When the city does spray, what area(s) will be sprayed and at what times?
13. Will birds be shipped for testing?
14. Will the City of McKinney treat areas on private property?