As mosquito populations in Amarillo continue to surge, prevention efforts are still underway by the City of Amarillo.
In 2016, the City of Amarillo launched Mission Mosquito. Mission Mosquito was a grant funded program that was operated by the City to prevent the Zika virus. While Mission Mosquito is no longer active, mosquito prevention tools are continuing.
According to a spokesperson, the City of Amarillo is still encouraging residents to follow mosquito prevention tips. Residents are encouraged to follow the four "D's" of mosquito prevention. The four "D's" are:
Drain all standing water
Dress in long sleeves and pants
DEET: wear insect repellent with DEET
Daily: All day, every day