SAN ANTONIO - Spraying by day and fogging by night - the city's health department worked nearly around the clock this week responding to mosquito calls.
The Metro Health Department said the extended hours has enabled them to respond to every mosquito call from citizens within 24 hours.
On Friday, Ernest Lopez, one of the city’s vector control technicians, tested the water and sprayed for mosquitoes at Mahncke Park.
“There are some breeding here, you can see it,” said Lopez pointing to some stagnant water in the park. “You’d rather catch them early than catch them late.”
Lopez said Mahncke Park was near the top of his list of stops today because of residents who live nearby, like 73-year-old Maria Anaya.
Anaya is one of several seniors who live next to the north-central park.
After her second bout with cancer, Anaya said she knows she’s susceptible to the West Nile virus.
“I’m worried because I don’t need one more thing,” she said. “I already have enough.”
After identifying potential problem areas at the park and spraying, Lopez said the neighbors should be a little safer.
Lopez then headed to McAllister Park to handle another mosquito call.