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In recent days, citizens have raised questions about the City’s mosquito control program and spray schedule. To address these inquiries, staff has compiled a list of frequently asked questions in relation to this topic:
Yes, the City has a strategic program in place that is targeted to work toward environmentally friendly control of adult mosquitoes and prevention of breeding sites. The current contractor is BUGCO and their agreement requires that four to five trucks spray every Thursday between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. If there are adverse weather conditions, the contractor will spray on Friday evenings or the first available good weather evening afterward. This year, spraying will begin Thursday, April 22, and will continue until the first week of November.
Spraying covers all streets and neighborhoods within City limits, including the private streets of communities that have provided a gate code for accessibility by the spraying contractor. Also, in addition to the contractor’s cycle, City staff sprays common areas where mosquitoes swarm, such as parks, green spaces, and the Quail Valley Golf Course.
The contractor uses eco-friendly Kontrol 30-30, an industry standard insecticide which is also used by other regional cities.
Staff closely monitors this issue, and when necessary, additional spray days are added for communities and greenspaces citywide.
Yes, residents who have questions or concerns about the mosquito control program and spray schedule, may contact the City directly at 281.403.8500 or click this link to Submit an Inquiry.
Preparedness is essential to prevention and staff encourages residents to prepare themselves by following the 4 D’s:
In the event you get a mosquito bite, experts recommend the first-aid procedures below:
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