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Reporting stagnant water
City and county residents can report stagnant water on
private property online or by calling the Oklahoma City County Health Departmentís Consumer Protection division:
Residents can report stagnant water on public property such as in City streams, parks or drainage areas by contacting
the Action Center:
Tips to avoid West Nile Virus infection (source:
- Use an insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin and clothing when you go outdoors, particularly if you are outside between dusk and dawn when WNV-infected mosquitoes are more likely to bite. (Insect repellent with permethrin should be used on clothing only.)
- Repair or install window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
- Prevent items such as buckets, cans, pool covers, flower pots, and tires from holding standing water so mosquitoes don’t have a place to breed.
- Empty your pet’s outdoor water bowl and refill daily.
- Clean leaves and debris from rain gutters regularly to ensure they are not clogged.
- Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish
- Attract bats to your area
- Screen rain barrels and openings to water tanks
- Eliminate weeds and tall grass, areas that pool water and become breeding sites
- Repair leaky pipes and outdoor faucets that could cause water to pool
- Replace birdbath water at least twice weekly
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