The City of Granbury takes preventive measures during the mosquito season (April 1 - late September). This includes chemical fogging (weather permitting) by City staff to control the mosquito population.
Truck-mounted spraying is conducted on weekends, depending upon the insect population and weather conditions, therefore, may take place on some weekdays. Spraying cannot be conducted in rain or mist and can only be accomplished when winds are between one and ten (1-10) miles per hour. To the extent possible, City staff tries to schedule spraying between 9:00 pm and 1:00 am, when fewer people and pets are outdoors.
Mosquito Spraying FAQ
Mosquito Control Map
RESIDENTS: Mosquito spraying will not eliminate mosquitoes completely. We ask that residents take action against mosquito infestation as well. Residents should empty and replace outside water sources for pets daily to prevent ingestion of sprayed chemicals. Help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by emptying standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths on a regular basis. Thousands of mosquitoes can hatch from a puddle of water that is stagnant for at least four (4) days.
Click here for more information on Mosquito Control Around the Home and Mosquito-Borne Illnesses.
Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Residents can protect themselves from mosquito bites by apply an insect repellent containing DEET and by wearing protective clothing. Click here for more on CDC Mosquito Bite Prevention.
Questions or Concerns?
If citizens have any questions or concerns regarding mosquito spraying, please call the Public Works office, at (817) 573-7030.
For more information regarding mosquito prevention, visit the CDC website.