City of Hobbs to Begin Spraying For Mosquitoes

City of Hobbs to Begin Spraying For Mosquitoes
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HOBBS, NM (KWES) - Some unwanted bugs are moving into Southeast New Mexico due to the recent rains.

The City of Hobbs tells NewsWest 9, they are scheduled to begin spraying for mosquitoes this week in residential areas.

The time in which officials spray will depend on weather conditions.

City officials are also asking residents to do their part in helping control the mosquitoes.

"We ask that the citizens help us in controlling the mosquito population by eliminating any kind of stagnant water in tires, bird baths, old cans or anything that can hold water out of sight as well as tall vegetation or overgrown leaves," said City of Hobbs Parks Superintendent, Wade Whitehead. "Please check your property and help us help you by removing these types of mosquito attractors."

Officials say mosquitoes have already been treated in most of the city parks and other public areas.

If you would like to report an increase in mosquito populations, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (575) 397-9291.