Mosquitos Increase Following Much Needed Rain

Iowa Park finally got some much-needed rain. Mosquitos are not just a nuisance; they are also a public health concern as vectors for human and animal diseases.  Since the recent rainfall, the City has been regularly fogging public streets and parks to confront the mosquito population. The City will continue to address the population, but the primary attractants to mosquitoes are standing water and/or overgrown vegetation. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant, still water, which is necessary for their young to hatch and mature. It doesn’t take much water to attract mosquitos.  A bottle cap is all it takes.  Please take a walk through your yard and try to eliminate any standing water or items which hold water.  Keep your yards mowed and shrubbery trimmed to make it more attractive to you and less attractive to them.