SAN ANTONIO-- Clemente Alvarez moved into his home in the 300 block of Notre Dame four years ago. He likes to work outside, but this year, with the uptick in West Nile virus cases, he is staying indoors due to so many mosquitoes.
He says the alley floods when it rains and he is at odds with the City of San Antonio on who should fix the problem.
"I just want somebody to do something about it," said Alvarez. "It's ugly back here, very ugly. It's real bad I can't come out here and my grandson who likes soccer can't come out here and play."
Alvarez said city workers create the problem when they take large trucks through the alley to fix utility poles. When he has complained he says Public Works suggested it was his problem to fix.
"I'm disabled. The next door neighbor is disabled and she can't cut her own yard," said Alvarez. "I try to come out here and cut my own grass and I can't."
Alvarez said his three dogs have many mosquito bites even though he keeps them indoors most of the time. A spokesperson with Animal Care Services said West Nile virus can infect cats and dogs, but they rarely get very ill.
A spokesperson with the City of San Antonio is looking into the issue along the alley of 300 Notre Dame.
Metro Health said it recently sprayed that neighborhood for mosquitoes.
So far this year the CDC has documented 693 cases of West Nile virus disease in people.