Spraying scheduled for areas with positive West Nile Virus mosquito samples
The first mosquito samples of the 2022 season to test positive for the West Nile virus have been found in Montgomery County Precinct 3. The positive samples were collected in the 77380 and 77382 ZIP codes.
Treatment of the affected areas will begin Tuesday, June 7. A second round of treatment is scheduled for Thursday, June 9. Treatment will include spraying all streets and county rights of way within the affected area.
“Our office is working diligently to minimize the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said.
Residents can check the treatment activity map (http://www.precinct3.org/mosquito) to learn when spraying will occur in their neighborhoods.
Residents should avoid outdoor activity during the scheduled treatment hours. It also is recommended that residents take personal protective measures, such as wearing insect repellent and dressing in long, light, loose clothing whenever outdoors.
“The one thing that all mosquitoes require for reproduction is a source of water. Be sure to turn over or remove anything from your yard that can hold water,” Mosquito Abatement Director Justin Fausek said. “If you have areas where you can’t get rid of the water, such as a birdbath or meter box, you can treat it with a larvicide containing BTI instead.”
For residents who would like assistance identifying mosquito-breeding sites in their drainage ditches or in the county right of way near their home, call 936-522-9352 to set up an appointment. Our teams can provide customized advice on how to deal with these issues.
Please direct questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the mosquito phone line at 936-522-9352.
Remember to Think WET!
Eliminate standing water
Treat water you can’t eliminate
Source: Andrew Dubois, Office of Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack