City-wide Mosquito Spraying Continues
Vector Control Updates Spraying Schedule
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City’s Vector Control Unit was unable to spray for mosquitos Monday night due to high winds. As a result, Vector Control has adjusted the spraying schedule through next week.
Vector Control will continue to concentrate their efforts on the known breeding grounds of mosquitos. Crews will begin spraying the referenced routes at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Tentative Spraying Route Schedule**:
Wednesday, June 9: Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Annaville, and Nueces River area)
Thursday, June 10: Routes 17, 19 (Seaside Cemetery, IWA)
Friday, June 11: Routes 27, 28, 29 (Flour Bluff)
Monday, June 14: Routes 30, 31, 32 (The Island)
Tuesday, June 15: Routes 26,23 (Southside)
Wednesday, June 16: Routes 21,24 (Southside / Oso Golf Course)
Thursday, June 17 Routes 1,2,3,4 (Calallen)
Friday, June 18: Routes 5,6,7,8,9 (Annaville, and Nueces River area)
**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.
Updates to the mosquito spraying schedule are posted to the City’s website. To view the current schedule and further updated schedules, 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