City combats mosquitoes

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

Recent rains may have brought much needed water, but with that water generally comes higher numbers of mosquitoes.

Officials in South Padre Island and Laguna Vista have reported some mosquito problems. Port Isabel officials said they have not received in complaints.

Victor Baldovinos, environmental health director for SPI, said fighting mosquitoes on the Island is an ongoing process. He said the rains as well as high tides have created standing water and ponds that breed mosquitoes.

His office treats the entire Island under the city’s control by putting chemicals in standing water to kill larva as well as spraying for mosquitoes. Last week, he said the city sprayed four times.

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