After receiving over eight inches of rain in September and now more in October, residents are battling tall grass, standing water, and mosquitoes. The City of Fredericksburg is advising residents of the following tips to help keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Get rid of stagnant water. Empty all items that could be holding standing water including kiddie pools, plates under flower pots, buckets, tires, and toys left in the yard. Pets’ water bowls should be emptied and refilled daily. Check gutters for standing water that may not drain properly. Even the smallest amount of standing water provides an environment for mosquitoes to breed.
The City of Fredericksburg tries to control the mosquito population in public areas and rights-of-way by using mosquito dunks to kill the larvae. While City departments have already been treating these areas, property owners who are still experiencing issues with standing water and mosquitoes should contact City Hall at (830)997-7521 to report their situations so the appropriate department can be notified regarding the area needing to be treated.