HARLINGEN — The city of Harlingen is asking the community to remain vigilant when it comes to mosquito prevention.
In addition to being pests that disrupt outdoor activities, mosquitoes transmit the agents of serious diseases, including encephalitis, dengue, Zika virus and heartworms in pets.
“We want the public to take precautions in protecting themselves,” City Manager Dan Serna said.
Despite the Zika virus being an up and coming disease in the last year, officials don’t want to cause worry among the community.
“Such a small insect can cause serious health issues. There are many things that can be done to address a mosquito problem. The No. 1 action taken should be source reduction — eliminating possible breeding areas,” Serna said.
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