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Those pesky mosquitoes turning up across the Coastal Bend

PHOTO: Mosquito, Photo Date: 8/25/2017
Posted at 11:36 AM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 13:53:37-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you are heading out across the Coastal Bend tonight, there's one pest that could be causing you problems.

Mosquitoes are turning up after all of the recent rain across our area.

In Corpus Christi, Vector control has been spraying neighborhoods to try and control them in your area.

Crews will begin spraying Southside neighborhoods tonight at 8 p.m.

City's mosquito spraying areas
City crews will continue spraying neighborhoods tonight for mosquitoes.

We're curious in our Twitter poll how much of a nuisance they have become for you.

Among the helpful tips you can do to reduce your risk of being bitten include dumping any standing water around your house.

Also, when you do venture outside, wear light-colored clothing. Long sleeves and long plants are recommended, but with the Texas heat they aren't always optimal wear.

Use an insect repellent, either chemical or natural.

And stay inside at dusk and dawn. That's when mosquitoes are most active.

And be sure to check our reports later tonight.

We'll be speaking to entomologists about what dangers the pests can pose to you, your family and even your pets.

And we'll also look at the pros and cons of employing natural methods vs. chemical repellents for mosquitoes.

Be sure to catch our reports on KRIS 6 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.