Bartlett Drive Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile

The Corpus Christi Animal Control and Vector Services received a confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito from a trap located in the 400 block of Bartlett Drive. Crews collected samples on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

The Mosquito Management Response Plan is being implemented as follows: 

  1. The spraying of a 1/2 mile radius around the area of the detection for three consecutive nights will begin tonight.

  2. Police and Neighborhood Services personnel will be searching for any areas with standing water in the affected neighborhood, including examining abandoned properties.

  3. Vector Services will continue to monitor mosquito traps in the area for signs of the Culex species of mosquito responsible for West Nile virus.

The need to spray a larger area is not necessary based on the entomology of the Culex species mosquito and the normal travel distance of this mosquito. Vector Control will be conducting the aerial spray in the evening and at dusk, since that is the time the Culex is most active. 

Residents are reminded to check their property for standing water, avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, when outside wear long sleeve shirts and pants, and use appropriate mosquito repellent with DEET for themselves and their children.

Contact (361) 826-2489 to report abandoned property with high grass or standing water.