After four consecutive days of rain, Wichita Falls health officials are preparing to do battle with mosquitoes.
Health officials say they're finding lots of mosquito larvae in standing water around town.
And they expect the insects to take flight by this weekend.
That's why crews are now out treating standing water and they'll start spraying tomorrow but to make an even bigger impact on the impending mosquito population officials say they need your help.
"They need to remove, at all possible, any standing water around their homes. Notify their neighbors, if possible, if they have an elderly neighbor next door or across the street they could help out. That's going to help significantly," says Jimmy Garcia, health inspector supervisor.
Health officials say they have briquets the public can place in large containers or ditches that have standing water to keep mosquito larvae from hatching.
They're free and can be picked up weekdays from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the health department on Third Street.