Got mosquitoes? Follow the water!

Untitled-1Imagine a perfect yard – the grass is green and healthy, the mosquitos are elsewhere and with the money saved on your water bill, you buy the pool lounger of your dreams. Irrigation is the key factor that connects the health of your plants, the number of mosquitos in your neighborhood and the amount of money you spend on utilities each month. By watering your plants and lawn the proper amount each week, the perfect, mosquito-free yard is well within reach!

  • Excess water flows into nearby storm drains, creating ideal mosquito breeding habitat.
  • Lawns in our area are healthiest when they receive no more than one (1)  inch of water a week, including rainfall. Overwatering encourages disease and shallow rooting.
  • Overwatering also creates breeding sites for mosquitoes, both above ground in puddles and in nearby storm drains where excess water flows.
  • Check your local water district to determine the defined irrigation schedule for your address:

For more information about mosquito abatement in The Woodlands, please visit the Township’s Mosquito Control webpage. To report mosquito issues, please contact Environmental Services at 281-210-3800.

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