Mosquito Control

Stafford makes an effort to control the adult mosquito population by spraying. The Street Department’s truck sprays the entire City on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from around May 1 until October 1 or later as needed. Spraying begins at approximately 9 p.m. and ends after midnight when the mosquito population is the heaviest. In addition to the spraying application, the City treats standing water in the right-of-way and storm sewers with special tablets that kill the mosquito larvae. For additional information concerning mosquito control, call the Street Department at 281-208-6920.

A Few Tips:

  • Drain water from bottles, tires, buckets, cans, flowerpots
  • Empty, cover, or turn over swimming pools
  • Cover or turn boats upside down
  • Change water in birdbaths every few days
  • Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish
  • Repair leaky plumbing and outside faucets
  • Repair window and door screens
  • Clean gutters
  • Don’t wash lawn clippings into storm sewers
  • Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors
  • Use mosquito repellent when outdoors
  • Use flying insect spray to control mosquitoes indoors