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Mosquito Problems In November

Mosquito Problems In November

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

The Wichita Falls/Wichita County Public Health District said that extended warm temperatures in the fall have forced them to extend payroll for seasonal employees that treat for mosquito populations. The WFWCPHD began it's 2017 fiscal year in October.

"Typically mosquito season is over by October and I'll usually have about 20 complaints for mosquitos and the season has died down last October I had over 200," said Environmental Administrator Susan Morris. 

Wichita Falls first freeze usually occurs on November 11th but unseasonably warm temperatures have allowed local mosquito populations to continue breeding and feeding. Morris said she's eager for winter's first freeze to hit the area. 

"When you have a program that is based on the weather it's hard to budget for that," said Morris. 

According to Morris the Wichita Falls/Wichita County Public Health District has already used up a portion of next summers treatment chemicals to kill off and control populations in the city and county. Morris has already used half a month's worth of personal budget dollars to keep seasonal workers on who treat for the insects. 

"We look for other ways to treat those mosquitoes that don't take resources that we don't need to spend. So I'm going to just have to watch it very close come spring and summer," said Morris. 

The Environmental Administrator said she's not above getting her own hands dirty in order to help balance out the budget. If Need be Morris said she will take over some of the treatment assignments and cut back on personal and hours for some of her seasonal workers to help with finances. 

There has already been at least one person in Wichita Falls who has tested positive for West Nile Virus. 

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