Mosquito Season is Near

Apr 20, 2017

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The spring weather brings storms and the warmer days bring mosquitoes in Oklahoma. The Tulsa Health Department’s testing and spraying for mosquitoes program is about to begin. Scott Meador is the Department’s Vector Control Program Coordinator. Traps will be set out around the county beginning May 1st.

Meador says the mosquito control program actually runs year round, but the traps are set in spring when the insects are out and about. The testing is for mosquitoes which are disease carriers, predominately West Nile in Oklahoma, although inspectors will also look for the type mosquito that can cause Zika.