Mosquitos Heading Our Way
POSTED: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 8:05pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 10:13am
Laguna Seca just outside of San Benito always sees plenty of standing water when it rains.
"Everytime it rains it floods."
Norberto Garza showed us some video he shot just after the hurricane of his property.
"We are looking in the front of our property one day after the rain you see where my daughter is in the middle of the road when you come back see it gets flooded in the front lawn."
With that water brings mosquitos.
"With this water in a couple days you will see big mosquitos, big mosquitos, once the mosquitos come when have to go inside."
That's why Gustavo Olivares and the Cameron County Health and Human Services are already taking action. They are very familiar with areas like Garza's. Olivares has a map of standing water prone area.
"The plan right now we staff out there surveying the area for standing water."
We found this Cameron County employee equipped with briquettes. They throw these in the standing water. What is does in kills the larva before they come mosquitos. If that doesn't do the job then they start spraying.
"The earliest it would be is Tuesday depend on surveillance information and landing counts also trapping, also calls coming in."
Garza says he glad to see trucks out in front of his home and hopes he will stay mosquito free.