Amarillo Residents Are Asked to Help Eliminate Mosquito Problem

In the fight to eliminate mosquitos the City of Amarillo is asking residents to pour out any standing water.  Due to recent rains, the mosquito population is expected to grow unless certain measures are taken. The Environmental Health Department will continue treating areas with standing water and the city will spray areas as needed.  You can help curb the insect problem by tossing out water that may collect in cans, buckets, empty pots and other containers.

Also Remember to check:

  • Gutters to make sure they are clear of debris and standing water.
  • Water in pet dishes.
  • Fill in low areas in the yard and holes in trees that catch water.
  • Maintain your backyard pool or hot tub and be sure someone takes care of it if you are out of town.
  • Cover trash containers so they will not collect water.
  • Water lawns and gardens carefully so water does not stand for several days.
  • Repair leaking plumbing and outside faucets.
  • Screen rain barrels and opening to water tanks and cisterns.
  • Keep drains and ditches clear of weeds and trash so water will not collect.