Battle Against Mosquitoes Continues in W.F.

Published 10/14 2013 07:27PM

Updated 10/14 2013 08:01PM

High temperatures are causing Wichita Falls mosquito crews to continue battling the blood suckers longer than they typically do this time of year.
Health officials say the city starts hiring workers in march to help treat areas of town to help control the population of the annoying insects.
They say mosquito season typically ends by October 1st.
However, officials say temperatures have not dropped enough to kill them off so mosquito season continues.
Unfortunately, health officials say many of the vector control crews hired in March are now off the job.

"Those are temporary workers.  Most of them have gone back to college.  Our workforce has dwindled down a little bit.  So, we're doing the best we can with what we have left," says Jimmy Garcia, health inspections supervisor with Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District.

Garcia says since the department is a bit stretchedit is important that residents and business owners make sure they dump and drain any standing water on their property to keep the mosquito population down.

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