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Harlingen, Texas–City officials continue efforts to diminish the reproduction of mosquitoes. Health Director Josh Ramirez says crews started adulticiding or spraying the week of June 11, in anticipation of predicted rainstorms for this area. “Our goal was to get ahead of the game by targeting the mosquitoes that were already flying around. So we sprayed the entire City.”
Since last weeks rainstorms, crews have sprayed the entire City two more times. In addition, crews have also been larviciding standing water. The larvicide pellets last for up to 30-days which are meant to interrupt the development of larvae or pupa into adult mosquitoes. The process targets mosquitoes in their habitats where they reproduce before they become biting adults.
All City parks have been sprayed and or larvicided and will be revisited next week as many are expected to head outdoors to celebrate the Fourth of July.
In the meantime, residents are urged to help control the mosquito population through efforts at their own homes.
Ramirez also encourages everyone to use a repellent when outdoors especially during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. He says long sleeve shirts and pants are also helpful.
The chemicals used require the City to wait three-days before respraying. Another spraying is scheduled for the entire City next week just in time for the 4th of July.
Video Courtesy of Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.youtube.com/embed/K2aAus9wkNU?rel=0&showinfo=0
City of Harlingen
118 E Tyler Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
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MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSIONERS
Chris Boswell, Mayor
Richard Uribe, Commissioner, District 1
Tudor G. Uhlhorn, Commissioner, District 2
Michael Mezmar, Commissioner, District 3
Ruben De La Rosa, Commissioner, District4
Victor Leal, Commissioner, District 5
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