UPDATE: City’s Vector Control Unit Working to Combat Mosquitoes
Mosquito Spraying Schedule for August 3 - 7
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City’s Vector Control unit is taking precautions to deal with the abundance of mosquitoes brought on by the recent rains from Hurricane Hanna. To bring some relief, crews will begin spraying neighborhoods tonight at approximately 8:00 p.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, August 3: Routes 30, 31, 32 (Island)
- Tuesday, August 4: Routes 27, 28, 29 (Flour Bluff)
- Wednesday, August 5: Routes 1, 2, 3, 4 (Calallen)
- Thursday, August 6: Routes 21, 23 (Southside Oso Bay)
- Friday, August 7: Routes 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 (Northwest)
*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.
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 Public Information Manager DeAnna McQueen at 361-826-2940 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.