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Vector Control

Director
Lorenzo Velasquez
Cell (575) 605-6561
Supervisor
Cassie Corley
Cell (575) 942-8222
1019 East Bender Boulevard
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 391-2983
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Off Weekends and Major Holidays
Entrance on the Southwest Side of Annex
Ring Doorbell for Service

Pesticide Applicators
Cassie Corley
Victoria Dowell

Times for Fogging
Sunday-Saturday: Sundown-Midnight
Locations
Lea County
City of Jal
Town of Tatum
All locations for Vector Control will be determined by the locations of complaints.

EDUCATION

Where do they come from?
Standing Water

What is the lowest temperature mosquito larva can hatch?
70 Degrees

Areas where you can find standing water:
Pool
Buckets
Plants and pots
Rim less tires
Leaky faucets
Clogged gutters
Fountains
Bird baths
Dog Bowl

You can find their eggs in items as small as a bottle cap.

Are all species of Mosquitos blood-eating pests?
No, only some species of mosquitos feed on blood

Do Male mosquitos feed on blood?
No, both male and some females feed on nectar and plant juices

How do you prevent mosquitos from getting inside the home?
Close windows and doors, repair door screens, repair windows

How many eggs can a female mosquito lay around standing water?
Several Hundred

Do mosquitos live inside or outside your home?
Both

What are the two species of mosquitos known for carrying the Zika Virus?
Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus

When do the Aides aegypti mosquitoes prefer to bite you?
During the day

If a mosquito has the ZIKA Virus, can you get sick?
Yes

How does it make you feel?
RASH
FEVER
JOINT PAIN
RED EYES
HEADACHES

Only 20% of people show symptoms.

How do you protect yourself from mosquitos?
Use Off or a product that has Deet in it.

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