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Officials urge people to protect themselves from mosquitoes

Officials are urging people to protect themselves from mosquitoes. (Source: RNN Texoma) Officials are urging people to protect themselves from mosquitoes. (Source: RNN Texoma)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

With rain in the forecast, make it a habit to get rid of any standing water in and around your home.

Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one table-spoon of water.

Make sure to protect yourself and your loved ones by taking simple steps like applying insect repellent and using screens on windows and doors. 

Also when it comes to clearing standing water, experts say it needs to be done at least once every few days.

"Dump and drain any standing water they may have around their home, we can go out and treat the water that's in the roadside ditches or in areas around Wichita Falls where we know water stands and collects but we can't go into your backyard or in your yard and treat the water that's standing around your home," said Environmental Administrator Susan Morris.

For ponds or other areas of water to big to drain, use a commercially available larvicide to prevent mosquitoes from developing into biting adults.

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