KETR Local
5:59 am
Tue June 3, 2008

Mosquito spraying this month in Commerce

Commerce – Beginning this week and continuing throughout the month the City of Commerce will be spraying insecticide to help control the mosquito population. While the product sprayed is of low toxicity to people and pets, direct contact should be avoided. Spraying, to take place during peek mosquito biting hours, will be evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Residents are advised to stay indoors when the spray truck is in your area.

Director of Public Works Tracey Lunceford says controlling moisture buildup is the best way for citizens to help control the mosquito population. That includes disposing of old tires, buckets and any other containers that might hold water. Also changing the water in your birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week. He says while this process won't eliminate the entire mosquito population, it should help thin them out a bit.

One of three city sections will be sprayed at a time and each section will be sprayed three times over the next month. A list of specifics sections of town and when they'll be sprayed can be found
on the city's website, commerce-tx.com.