For Immediate Release For More Information:
July 17, 2012 Parks and Recreation: 485-3200
City Begins Mosquito Fogging
(VICTORIA, TEXAS) The Victoria Parks and Recreation crews began fogging the City today to reduce the mosquito population resulting from recent rains. Crews have also been applying larvacide to pools of standing water to reduce the hatching of mosquito eggs.
It takes approximately 3-4 days of fogging to cover the entire city. Light winds and no rainfall are needed for the spraying to begin. The spraying will continue as long as the mosquito problem persists.
Residents can help keep the mosquito population under control by draining anything outdoors that is a potential breeding place for mosquitoes: old tires, pet water bowls, poorly maintained pools, birdbaths, potted plants or clogged rain gutters.
For more information about the mosquito spraying program, call the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department at 485-3200.