Although recent rains have boosted the mosquito population, the city of West University Place has been spraying weekly for mosquito control since early April. The city contracts with a private company to conduct the weekly spraying through the month of October.
Spraying occurs on Mondays, from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m.
The product currently being used to control mosquitoes is Masterline Aqua-Kontrol 30-30, which is an environmentally friendly fog.
On certain occasions following significant rain events, the City may increase mosquito spraying to twice a week. The second spraying would typically happen on Thursday nights, subject to weather conditions. Spraying is not conducted during severe weather.
Harris County conducts regular monitoring year-round for mosquito-borne diseases, including St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). If the County detects either of these diseases, it will start spraying the affected and neighboring areas.
Harris County Mosquito Control, a division of the county’s Department of Public Health and Environmental Services has not detected any mosquito-borne illnesses at this time.