The City of Leander has partnered with Williamson County and Cities Health District to trap mosquitoes, identify potential risk from West Nile Virus, and inform residents of outbreaks. So far this year, there have been no human cases of West Nile Virus in Texas.
In an effort to reduce the mosquito population and your risk of catching West Nile Virus, both the City and the Health District are encouraging residents to take these three steps:
Drain standing water from flower pots, pet dishes, or clogged gutters so mosquitoes don't have a place to breed.
Defend against mosquito bites with an EPA-approved insect repellent.
Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on your clothes.
For more information on West Nile Virus, Zika, how to reduce standing water on your property, or the current surveillance report, click on the links on this page.