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West U Increasing Mosquito Spraying

September 5, 2013 By:InstantNewsWestu Staff

Local News

The City of West U is doubling up on weekly mosquito spraying because of increased mosquito activity.

Mosquito spraying is scheduled for the following days:

• Saturday, Sept. 7
• Thursday, Sept. 12

All sprayings take place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday sprayings will remained unchanged.

The spray is spread by air circulation and depending on the thickness of your block’s tree canopy and spacing between homes, there is a possibility that the spray may not reach rear yards. To help minimize the mosquito population, the city is asking residents to take a few minutes to look at their yards to ensure that there are no areas where mosquitoes are breeding.

Help to minimize mosquito breeding areas by doing the following:

• Remove/empty containers that can hold water, such as, flower pots, buckets, toys, and plastic swimming pools.
• Bird baths and pet water bowls should be changed at least twice a week.
• Keep rain gutters clean and free of debris to prevent standing water.
• Repair leaks in irrigation system to prevent moist/damp areas in your yard.
• Report standing water behind the curb via online request “Click West U” or call our Public Works office.

For more information about West U’s spraying, contact Gerardo Barrera at gbarrera@westutx.gov or (713) 662-5395.

3 Responses to “West U Increasing Mosquito Spraying”

  1. LHG Says:

    It is so dry in Cinco Ranch in the Katy Area, I had forgotten about mosquitoes. One of the weather persons commented last night that we must have a bubble over us. Most of the Katy Area is under Stage 1 voluntary water restrictions. It is beginning to remind me of the drought in the summer of 2011. This information probably won’t make you feel better.

  2. Robert Gartner Says:

    Typical ineptitude and unconscious motiviation driven by those it governs. Mosquitoes hang out during the day in those places you mention in the article. Dark, shady, moist. How about for a change to poisoning ourselves with bug spraywe consider the lifestyle of the mosquito. BTW: these mosquitoes lately were blown in form the gulf areas. So how about building ponds instead of draining them, wherein are placed goldfish, minnows ,etc, known mosquito larvae eaters??? Thus the populatoins will be diminished rather than enhanced and we dont have to inhale dangerous poisons!!!!!

  3. Brokelyn Says:

    Wish this was happening sooner. The Tuesday rain brought on a Wednesday outbreak. I can’t believe how many bites I get after a five minute stroll with the dog!

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