There are a few things you can do to help curb the increase in population of mosquitoes, and the City of Midland is asking you to do them.

According to NewsWest 9, city officials are giving out these tips to help control the mosquito population:

  • Eliminate any standing water that collects on your property including rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys, or any other container where mosquitoes can breed.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs. If not in use, keep them empty and covered.
  • Change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to destroy potential mosquito habitats
  • Repair or replace all screens in your home that have tears or holes.
  • Remind or help neighbors to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites on their properties.
  • Report grass and weeds that have grown taller than 18 inches by calling Code Compliance at (432) 685-7410 or using the “Report a Concern” module at www.midlandtexas.gov.

Doing those things can help stop the increase of mosquitoes.