Public Health


Mosquitoes can spread pathogens (germs) through bites. A person who gets bitten by a mosquito and gets sick has a mosquito-borne disease, like West Nile virus, dengue, or malaria.

Fight the bite

Mosquito Bites Can Be Deadly

Be Prepared Before Mosquito Borne Disease Season Begins!

The Department of Public Health is urging residents to prevent mosquito breeding and avoid mosquito bites in order to avoid disease.

Certain individuals are at higher risk of developing serious illnesses from the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus such as the elderly and those with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and people who have received organ transplants.

Other mosquito-borne diseases that have yet to present local cases, but threaten our community’s health include Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue. All can have devastating effects on those who are infected. At present there is no scientific evidence to suggest mosquitoes spread COVID-19.

Mosquito Bite Prevention

El Pasoans can also help ‘fight the bite’ by using these prevention methods:

Fight The Bite Flyer

Residents can report mosquito breeding and standing water by calling 3-1-1.

Control Mosquitos Outside Your Home

Get Rid of Mosquitoes at Home
Elimine los Mosquitos en la Casa

Remove Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Lay Eggs

Control Mosquitos Inside Your Home

What You Need to Know About Indoor Spraying
Fumigación para Mosquitos en Espacios Interiores

Keep Mosquitoes Out

To keep mosquitoes outside of your home, you can:


Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species of mosquito.

Zika Basics

Zika virus can also spread

Protect Yourself From Zika During Sex

Zika Symptoms

Many people infected with Zika wont’ have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, headache, joint pain, red eyes, and muscle pain. Symptoms can last for several days to a week.

Zika During Pregnancy

Did you know that Zika is a virus that can cause serious problems during pregnancy. Zika infection during pregnancy causes a birth defect called microcephaly and other brain problems.

Zika Prevention Kit for Pregnant Women

Travel During Pregnancy