CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Vector Control unit is spraying down sections of the town piece by piece this week.
"To bring some relief, crews will begin spraying neighborhoods tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m.," says a release from the city.
They also say they are spraying for mosquitoes now because they expect an abundance of mosquitoes due to Hurricane Hanna's floodwater.
The schedule is based on problem areas around the city and is subject to change based on staff availability and weather conditions.
"Spraying routes are determined after checking mosquito traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitoes will be targeted first," the release said.
Here is the schedule as of Monday:
- 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)
Local Vector Control representatives remind residents to remember the "5 D’s of Defense" against mosquitoes:
- 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.