West U to Increase Mosquito Spraying Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2012

The City of West U will increase its mosquito spraying efforts over the Memorial Day weekend.

Due to an increase in mosquito activity, additional sprayings have been scheduled for Saturday, May 26 and Thursday, May 31.

City offices will be closed on Monday because of the holiday, but regular Monday sprayings will continue as scheduled. All sprayings take place between 10 p.m. and 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.

Residents are asked to check their yards to ensure there are no areas where mosquitoes are breeding.

The following tips can help minimize mosquito breeding areas:

• 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 more information, contact Gerardo Barrera at gbarrera@westutx.gov or 713-662-5395.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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