RelatedRains bring mosquitoes, frustrated farmersBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS March 2015 exceeded expectations of cool and wet weather for nearly all of the Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas, National Weather Service at Brownsville is reporting. And now, residents are left to deal with a healthy crop of mosquitoes. Laguna Vista officials…March 27, 2015In “News”Reality Bites: Mosquitoes have residents itching for answersBy David Lopez & Gaige Davila [email protected] [email protected] They are everywhere. Following Hurricane Hanna’s heavy rains that resulted in widespread flooding across the Rio Grande Valley, residents of Cameron County are now experiencing the inevitable pesky after-effects of the rain: mosquitoes. Cameron County Emergency Management Operations Chief Juan Martinez said…August 7, 2020In “News”County asks residents to take action against mosquitoesSpecial to the PRESS Texas is currently experiencing an upsurge of West Nile Virus cases and although there have been no reports of local incidents, the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services is reminding residents to make a difference in the fight against disease by eliminating mosquito breeding…August 27, 2012In “News” Special to the PRESSFrom the desk of Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela:LV Residents and Friends,The Town will be mosquito spraying the entire community on Tuesday evening starting at 8 p.m.We are urging residents to do the following:Protection against mosquito bites: Take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent. Share Prevent mosquito breeding: Eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters and French drains. Standing water should be eliminated promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days.We appreciate your assistance on this matter.Respectfully submitted,RolandoWant the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.