City's Vector Control Unit Working to Combat Mosquitoes
Mosquito Spraying Schedule for September 17 - 19
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City’s Vector Control unit is taking precautions to deal with the abundance of mosquitoes brought on by the recent heavy rains. In an effort to bring us some relief, crews will begin spraying neighborhoods tonight at approximately 8:00 a.m.
Spraying routes are determined after checking mosquito traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitoes will be targeted first.
Tentative Spraying Route Schedule:
Monday, September 17: Routes 1,2,3 (Calallen)
Tuesday, September 18: Routes 4,5,6,7,8 (Annaville)
Wednesday, September 19: Routes 30, 31, 32, 38 (Padre Island, Flour Bluff)
*These schedules are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and wind speeds.
After any significant rainfall, it is important for the public to remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. There are a number of different mosquito species, some being active at night and others during the day. Aside from standing water, tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitoes, so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely.
Vector Control is asking the public to help them by taking care of your property. Remember the 5 D’s of Defense:
DEET – Use insect repellent containing DEET.
DRESS – Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside.
DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK – Dawn, Daytime and Dusk are the times of day when mosquitoes are most active. Avoid being outside during these times of day to prevent bites.
DRAIN – Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.