Due to recent rain, high humidity and warm temperatures Seabrook and surrounding areas are seeing a major increase in the mosquito population. The City of Seabrook Public Works Department is doing its part to control mosquitos and will be actively larviciding and spraying at every night between 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., weather permitting, until further notice.
While the City of Seabrook has one of the most aggressive mosquito control programs in Harris County it is still important for residents to take additional measures to avoid bites and help reduce the mosquito population.
- Avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are more active.
- Wear clothing that covers most of your skin.
- Use repellents, specifically ones that contain DEET.
- Check around your home to rid areas of standing water, which is where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
- Keep weeds and grass cut.
It usually takes ten days following a plentiful rain for mosquito larvae to develop into mosquitoes, so after this week’s rains, another bloom is expected.
Animal Control Department would also like to remind pet owners the importance of protecting your pets from heartworms, which are transmitted to your pets from mosquitoes. It is a good idea to visit your pet care provider and inquire about extra measures that you can take to keep your pet safe.
The City of Seabrook will continue to monitor the mosquito population and will spray the public right of way for the remainder of the mosquito season as needed.