Victoria to begin mosquito fogging

July 14, 2014 at 2:14 a.m.

The Victoria Parks and Recreation crews will fog the city Wednesday through Friday to reduce the mosquito population, the city announced Monday.

Crews also will apply larvicide to pools of standing water to reduce the hatching of mosquito eggs.

It takes about three to four days of fogging to cover the entire city. Light winds and no rainfall are needed for the spraying to begin. The spraying will continue as long as the mosquito problem persists.

Residents can help keep the mosquito population under control by draining anything outdoors that is a potential breeding place for mosquitoes: old tires, pet water bowls, poorly maintained pools, birdbaths, potted plants or clogged rain gutters.

For more information about the mosquito spraying program, call the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department at 361-485-3200.



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