Spraying Schedule Targets Mosquito Breeding Grounds
Mosquito Spraying Schedule Updated
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – To help bring more sustained relief, the City’s Vector Control Unit will start a new spraying schedule that concentrates on the known breeding grounds of mosquitos. Crews will begin spraying neighborhoods tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Vector Control recognizes the City is experiencing a large increase of mosquitos due to recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the Vector Control Unit is taking a more targeted approach to spray in areas of the City that have high concentrations of mosquitos.
Tentative Spraying Route Schedule**:
- Wednesday, May 26: Routes 11, 14, 15 (North Beach, West Side)
- Thursday, May 27: Routes 27, 28, 29 (FlourBluff)
- Friday, May 29: Routes 30, 31, 32 (The Island)
- Monday, May 31: Routes 26, 23 (Southside)
- Tuesday, June 1: Routes 21, 24 (Southside / Oso Golf Course)
- Wednesday, June 2: Routes 1, 2, 3, 4 (Calallen)
- Thursday, June 3: Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Annaville, Nueces River area)
- Friday, June 4: Routes 11, 14, 15 (North Beach, West Side)
**These schedules are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and wind speeds.
After any significant rainfall, the public must remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. Besides removing any standing water, yard maintenance is key as tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitoes.
Vector Control asks the public to practice 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 collected 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 limited time outdoors since they are susceptible to heartworms caused by mosquitoes. Please only use veterinarian-approved insect repellents on your furry friends.
To learn more about mosquito bite prevention, please visit our website at https://www.cctexas.com/mosquitocontrol.
Media representatives requesting more information may contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at 361-826-3583 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.