During rainy season, the City of Rosenberg sprays twice a week within the city limits in an attempt to help control the mosquito population, but it takes everyone doing their part to keep the pests (and potential diseases they can carry) under control. Residents should not rely solely on the City’s mosquito spraying for protection from deadly diseases carried by certain mosquitoes.
Take responsibility for your own health by following these suggestions from the Texas Department of State Health Servicesto protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes:
DRAIN any standing water in your yard – Mosquitoes love to breed in stagnant water. This includes pools, broken flower pots or other open containers, clogged rain gutters, and bird baths.
DRESS in long sleeves and pants if you are outside and mosquitoes are active. For extra protection, spray clothing and exposed body areas with repellent.
DUSK/DAWN is when mosquitoes are most active. Try your best to stay indoors! If going out, use repellent.
DEET (n,n-diethyl-m-toluamide) is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Other acceptable repellents contain Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus or Picaridin. Also consider using appropriate sprays for your yard. Always wear repellent when you are outside and follow label instructions; do not allow children to apply their own repellent.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or the Texas Department of State Health Services for additional information on the prevention of the West Nile Virus. For information regarding the City’s mosquito spraying program, contact Citizen Relations at 832-595-3301.