City’s Vector Control Unit Working to Combat Mosquitoes
Mosquito Spraying Schedule for August 10
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In an effort to bring some relief to area residents, the City’s Vector Control unit will begin spraying for mosquitoes in southside neighborhoods tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Spraying routes are determined after checking mosquito traps. Areas with the highest concentration of mosquitoes will be targeted first.
Tentative Spraying Route Schedule:
- Monday, August 10: Routes 24, 26, (Southside)
*These schedules are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and wind speeds.
The City’s Vector Control unit will continue checking trap levels to decide where and if other areas need spraying.
After any significant rainfall, it is important the public remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. In addition to standing water, tall grass is also a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitoes so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely. It is important to remember, some mosquito species are active at night and others are active during the day. Plan your activities accordingly.
Vector Control is asking the public to remember the 5 D’s of Defense:
DEET – Use insect repellent containing DEET.
DRESS – Dress in long sleeves and pants when you are outside.
DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK – Dawn, Daytime and Dusk are the times of day when mosquitoes are most active. If possible, avoid being outside during these times 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.
Don’t forget your pets. Dogs need to limit time outdoors since they are susceptible to heartworms caused by mosquitoes. Please only use veterinarian approved insect repellents on your pets.
To learn more about mosquito bite prevention, please visit our website here.
Media representatives requesting more information may contact Animal Care Services Program Manager Joel Skidmore at 361-826-7274 or by email at Joels4@cctexas.com.