Need help with mosquitoes? Here’s how to request help, what’s offered where you live

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If you have a mosquito problem in your area, there are ways to contact your county for help.

Brazoria County

Pearlland Mayor Kevin Cole alerted us to this form in Brazoria County, which residents can use to request help spraying property.

The form asks for your location, name and contact information, and the time of day when mosquitoes are most active.

KPRC 2 called and looked at websites in nearby counties and found this information on how to get mosquito relief, although it seems a little more subtle in some counties.

Chambers County

Chambers County has a mosquito control form that you can access here. The Chambers County Mosquito Control Offices are located at 336 Airport Road, Anahuac, Texas, 77514. The office can be contacted during regular business hours from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday call 409-267-2720. . The website notes: “When the mosquitoes are bad, you may have to call several times to get through. Please be polite to our secretary when you call – remember, it’s not her fault!”

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Galveston County

Galveston County publishes spray schedule and maps here. Mosquito control services are available to all residents of the county. Direct services include: inspections, application of larvicides and truck spraying. The county does not spray private roads or properties.

Harris County

In Harris County, the Department of Mosquito and Vector Control offers services to monitor mosquito breeding and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in Harris County. However, in its materials it notes that it does not provide spraying services.

You can submit the form – Request for Inspection of a Mosquito Breeding Site talk to a representative HCPH Mosquito Control Division regarding the mosquito problem you are experiencing. If necessary, the office will schedule an inspection of your property for potential mosquito breeding sites. The inspection will identify any mosquito breeding sites and make recommendations to reduce sources. It notes: “This is not a request for mosquito treatment.”

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Harris County has an interactive map that shows areas where spraying has been proposed and has taken place this year.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend Health and Human Services publishes this information on its website:

“When there are mosquito specimens in an area that have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Fort Bend County Road and Bridge or the appropriate city department takes targeted measures to prevent mosquito breeding by increasing spraying and killing larvae in the area until the sample will not be tested for mosquitoes. negative for the virus. Fort Bend County does NOT spray pesky mosquito repellant. Mosquitoes are sprayed only to prevent vector-borne diseases. Testing is done by trapping mosquitoes and sending a sample to be tested for viruses. Mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus do not necessarily cause human cases.

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“Fort Bend County said it is monitoring the type and number of mosquitoes present and sending samples for WNV testing. The county is also spraying nuisance mosquito sprays, but is increasing sprays and larvicides in areas where mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.”

Montgomery County

In the case of a positive mosquito test result for West Nile virus, we will treat the affected areas with a truck using a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogger. After pesticide treatment is completed, testing of the area will resume to determine if disease activity persists.

In order to prevent an abundance of pesky mosquitoes and the possibility of infection by disease-carrying mosquitoes, we try to control them at the larval stage. With the help of the locals, we are looking for areas of standing water that mosquitoes need to survive. If the water cannot be drained, we will treat the water with a larvacide that will kill the larvae.

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Wharton County

The City of Wharton sprays mosquito repellent as needed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. One half of the city is sprayed on Tuesday and the other half on Wednesday. Spraying is not carried out if it is raining or the wind speed exceeds 10 m/s. People with mosquito problems are asked to call City Hall and requests are forwarded to the county’s maintenance department.

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