Houston, Texas – Brazoria County mosquito control team set traps and West Nile virus-positive cases were detected in the Country Road 101 area in Pearland.
The authorities released the “Fight the Bite” program, which are the measures they will take and the recommendations for the residents of the area.
It was reported that spraying of the area will begin twice a night for the next three nights and will continue the next week.
These are the recommendations to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
– Stay indoors at dusk, this is generally the time when mosquitoes are most active.
– Dress in pants and long-sleeved shirts, if possible, and wear light colors when outside.
– Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and/or clothing.
– Eliminate the accumulation of stagnant water these are the places that generally can cause and allow the reproduction of this type of mosquitoes, empty the water from pots, buckets, barrels, birdbath, children’s pools, and other containers, both at home as in your neighborhood.
For more information on mosquito-borne diseases, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.