Victoria to begin mosquito spraying

May 30, 2014 at 12:30 a.m.

Victoria Parks and Recreation crews will fog the city Thursday through June 7 to reduce the mosquito population that resulted from recent rains.

Crews will also apply larvacide to pools of standing water to reduce the hatching of mosquito eggs, according to a news release from the city of Victoria.

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 such as old tires, pet water bowls, poorly maintained pools, birdbaths, potted plants or clogged rain gutters, according to the news release.

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



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