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Posted on: June 22, 2018

MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM

Weather permitting, the following is a tentative vector control schedule, according to Planning Director Bernard Rodriguez who oversees the ode Enforcement Division.

Vector Control shall be conducted in the early morning hours between 4am to 7am and in the evening between 10pm and 12 midnight as this is the most advantageous time when the wind speed is low.

The Vector Control schedule: 

Saturday, June 23rd,  4am to 6am and in the evening 10pm to midnight.

Sunday, June 24th, 4am to 6am and in the evening 10pm to midnight.

Monday, June 25th, as time allows

Basically, we will spray the city until full coverage is attained. By State law, we must abide by a waiting period of at least 24 hours before we can spray the same area again. We will document the times and area sprayed on a map to ensure complete coverage.

Larvicide: 

Larvicides target larvae in the breeding habitat before they can mature into adult mosquitos and disperse. Larvicide treatment of breeding habitats helps reduce the adult mosquito population. Granular larvicide will be applied in standing water, shallow ponds, catch basins and other areas where mosquitos can breed.

Staff will start the larvicide program on Saturday, June 23rd and continue throughout the week until full coverage is attained.

Public Education: 

Public Education is the single most effective method to control the mosquito population. Staff has obtained and developed bilingual pamphlets which will be dispersed in the heavy populated area and areas which are in need of public education. The information will encourage residents to take responsibility of their homes by conducting the following:

  • Identify and empty out all standing water, throw away empty bottles, cans, containers,
  • Turn over wheelbarrows and other water holding tools and buckets,
  • Refresh water in birdbaths and animal water bowls.
  • Dispose of tires and debris.
  • Keep Grass mowed.
  • Use DEET repellants etc.


An aggressive Public Education outreach program will start on Monday June 25th.

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