Wichita County Public Health District Predicts Increase in Mosquito Populations

Wichita Falls, Texas - With the flooding now diminishing in the Wichita Falls area, the Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health District has important information for the citizens of Wichita Falls who were impacted by the flooding.

Due the increased amount of water caused by the rain, mosquitos will be more active as they search for areas of standing water to lay their eggs. The Health District's Environmental Division is aware of the increase in mosquitoes and is actively spraying for adult mosquitoes as weather permits.

Citizens can protect themselves from mosquitoes by:

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Applying a mosquito repellant that contains "DEET"

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Dressing in long sleeves and long pants.

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Dumping and draining all standing water outside of their homes.

The Health District also has bags of larvacidal granules available free of charge. These granules can be used on areas of standing water in order to prevent mosquito breeding.

Granules can be picked up at the temporary Family Assistance Center on Loop 11 and Seymour Highway from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24.

For questions concerning mosquito control or to request spraying, please call (940)761-7890.