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Missouri City, Seabrook Ramp Up Mosquito Spraying after Last Week’s Heavy Rains

Last week’s heavy rain lead to increases in mosquito populations, per officials


FILE – A truck sprays for mosquitoes in a Missouri City neighborhood.

Missouri City said it’s increasing mosquito spraying, in response to last week's heavy rains.

In a statement, officials said last week’s heavy rain lead to a citywide increase in the mosquito population. That’s why the city said it has added two additional sprays, through the end of October.

"The City will proactively continue to monitor this issue, and will keep residents informed of spray schedule plans as we move forward," said City Manager Anthony J. Snipes, in a statement. "Mosquitoes can be a health hazard and the spraying program is a key prevention measure we have in place to keep the populations low."

Missouri City said Cypress Creek Pest Control will spray in all communities, between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The city of Seabrook said it's also seeing a major increase in mosquitoes, and it’s spraying every night until further notice.

Late last week, the city of Sugar Land said one of its residents tested positive for the West Nile Virus at a local hospital. In response, the city is increasing spraying to twice a week.

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