The Corpus Christi Police Department has received information that a mosquito, trapped near the area of Redbird Lane and Avenue C, has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
Vector Control will begin spraying for mosquitos this evening and will continue for three (3) consecutive days (evening). The spray area will encompass a one-mile radius near the trap location. The traps in the area will continue to be monitored on a daily basis. The course of action will be dictated by any further detection of the West Nile virus.
Each morning the trap will be checked for mosquitos that will then be sent off for testing.
Citizens near the area are asked to take preventative measures. Vector Control is also asking parents to be mindful during outdoor sporting activities.
- Citizens are asked to use mosquito repellent with DEET.
- Wear long sleeves and pants and consider staying indoors when mosquitos are most active, that being dusk and dawn.
- Get rid of standing water in outdoor flower pots, buckets or barrels.