Recent rain has Wichita Falls health officials preparing for a tough fight against mosquitoes.

Wichita Falls Vector Control officials say our mild winter did not kill off a lot of dormant mosquito eggs.

And warm temperatures are now causing eggs to hatch and take flight.

City health officials say they are already receiving calls about sending crews to curb the mosquito population in some neighborhoods.

Officials say their limited staff is waging war but you can help the city save money and fight mosquitos by simply draining and dumping standing water on your property.

"Now is the time for everybody to get rid of that so that we can be good stewards of our money and not spend as much because if you eliminate the sources, then we don't have to spend as much money," says Wichita Falls Environmental Health Administrator Susan Morris.

The health department budgets about $60,000 each year on the fight against mosquitoes in Wichita Falls.

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