Vector Control sprays for mosquitoes daily

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Updated: 7/26/2013 8:42 pm
No cases of West Nile have been reported in Lubbock yet, but those recent rains have brought an increase in mosquitoes.

The city has started spraying for the pests every night. The city also applying larvacide near known areas of standing water to prevent new ones from hatching. 

Bridget Faulkenberry with Vector Control said there are actions you can take to help keep the mosquito population down.

"We can't emphasize enough that people need to look around their properties for standing water," she said. "Even less than an inch will breed mosquitoes and so please dump out all saucers, any containers that hold water."

She also recommends applying mosquito repellent and wearing long sleeves especially from dusk to dawn.

For more information on reporting mosquitoes near your area, just call the mosquito hot line at 775-3110.

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dLine - 7/29/2013 7:27 AM
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Even they spray I still be using a mosquito repellent for my family. I found one which is very effective on Amazon called Sweetly Citron. Non sticky and has soothing aroma.

Liberty Seeker - 7/27/2013 9:45 AM
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I wonder what they spray today. All of the long lasting pesticides had been outlawed or heavily restricted. DDT, Chlordane, Dursban. If you want the expense of spraying every day, use the short term stuff. If you want a lasting effect, we will need to correct federal laws and restore civilian use of stuff that actually works.
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