West U Offering Additional Mosquito Spraying This Week

December 4, 2012

The City of West U has scheduled a series of mosquito sprayings this week due to the unusually warm weather.

The city will spray on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Monday, Dec. 10 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The spray is spread by air circulation and depending on the thickness of a 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, residents are asked to take a few minutes to look at their yards to ensure that there are no areas where mosquitoes are breeding.

Residents are asked 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.

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

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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