CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With recent heavy rainfall, residents may be noticing an increase in mosquitoes around town.
Its all the buzz for folks trying to enjoy the great outdoors.
If you've stepped outside, then you know what we're talking about.
As Steve Hume and his two boys were out for a bike ride, the mosquitoes weren't too far behind.
"A couple of days of rain and they are getting pretty serious," said Hume.
Karl Serrao was also out for his Tuesday night bike ride.
"We usually put on inset repellant, but when you are outside you can not ride fast enough, they will out pace you," said Serrao.
The City is actively preparing for the possibility of more mosquitos by spraying the following areas:
- Tuesday, August 16, Routes 4, 5 - Annaville
- Wednesday, August 17, Routes 30, 31, 32 - The Island
- Thursday, August 18, Routes 27, 28, 29 - Flour Bluff
- Friday, August 19, Routes 1, 2, 3 - Calallen
Vector Control reminds residents to take proper care of themselves and their property. According to a release from the City, when dealing with mosquitos it is important to remember the Five D's of Defense.
- 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 your physician if you feel sick after being bitten.
The spraying schedule is tentative and is subject to change. For more information regarding mosquito spraying, click here.
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