Corpus Christi, Texas Implements Mosquito Spraying Schedule in Response to Tropical Storm Harold
Corpus Christi, Texas – In response to the recent rainfall from Tropical Storm Harold, the city of Corpus Christi has announced a mosquito spraying schedule set to begin on Monday. The aim of the schedule is to curb the potential spread of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS) and Vector Control will be leading the spraying efforts in specific areas as per a predetermined schedule. Different routes have been assigned to each day of the week, running from Monday to Friday. The areas to be targeted include Calallen, Northwest, The Island, Flour Bluff, and Corpus Christi Bayside.
However, the spraying schedule remains subject to change based on weather conditions and wind speeds. Vector Control urges residents to stay updated on any potential alterations to the schedule.
To minimize the risk of mosquito bites, Vector Control advises the public to take necessary precautions. These include using insect repellent containing DEET, wearing long sleeves and pants, and minimizing outdoor activities during dawn, daytime, and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. Additionally, regularly draining standing water in and around residences is crucial, as stagnant water serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Residents are encouraged to seek medical attention if they feel unwell after being bitten by a mosquito. Moreover, pet owners are advised to limit their pets’ outdoor time and use veterinarian-approved bug repellent to protect them from heartworms, which can be transmitted by mosquitoes.
For the latest local news updates, residents can visit the dedicated website or download the KRIS 6 News App. This will ensure they stay informed about any changes to the mosquito spraying schedule, as well as other news and updates within the community.
As Corpus Christi takes proactive measures to combat the potential threat of mosquito-borne diseases, it is hoped that these efforts will significantly reduce the risk to public health and promote the overall well-being of the community.
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