- Public Works
- Mosquito Control
The mosquito season is weather-related and usually starts when the weather gets warmer and the rainy season arrives around April and can last up until December. The City of Seabrook has one of the most aggressive mosquito control programs and consists of adulticiding (spraying / fogging), larvaciding (spraying standing water) and implements the fogging according to mosquito population levels.
Mosquito Spraying Schedule
|Light Population||Medium Population||Heavy Population|
|2 days per week||3-5 days per week||5-7 days per week|
The mosquito spraying schedule is weather permitting.
While the City does everything they can to control the mosquito population by spraying the right-of-ways as needed, there are several things YOU can do to help also;
- Get rid of standing water on your property where mosquitoes might breed.
- flower pots, tires, cans, buckets, plastic children's toys, tarps, etc.
- Keep gutters clean and free-flowing
- Standing water in gutters can breed mosquitoes.
- Keep swimming pools, spas, and fountains properly treated with chemicals.
It usually takes ten days following a plentiful rain for mosquito larvae to develop into mosquitos. Visit Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services for more information about mosquito control and education programs in Harris County. For additional questions, please call 281-291-5722.
- Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night.
- Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects.
- There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
Learn more about the Zika Virus here: https://www.cdc.gov/zika
West Nile Virus
- West Nile is a virus most commonly spread to people by mosquito bites. In North America, cases of West Nile virus (WNV) occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall.
- WNV cases have been reported in all of the continental United States.
- There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV.
Learn more about the West Nile Virus here: https://www.cdc.gov/westnile