Thursday, November 05, 2009
The Baytown Dog Park, Mosquitoes and Fleas
View Cary Bayou Trail in a larger map
I communicated with Scott Johnson this morning. He’s the head honcho over Baytown’s Parks Department and a good one, I might add. A short note here on Baytown and it’s parks – they are managed very well and it’s obvious a high priority is placed on their maintenance.
The conversation went something like this:
BB: “Mosquitoes and fleas Sir. Help! What exactly is being done to ensure the dog park doesn't become a breeding ground for fleas”?
Scott: “The Health Department sprays for mosquitoes on a regular schedule. (The mosquitoes are winning) As for the fleas, this is the first we have heard of a problem. We will look into options and see what other cities are doing”.
At this point Mike Lister joined the conversation and added:
Mike: “The recent rains and moderate weather has ‘hatched’ a large crop of mosquitoes across the entire area. We are larviciding and adulticiding (spraying) as best we can with weather permitting. I will insure that the Jenkins Park area is sprayed during our routine spray efforts for that zone. Thanks for the ‘heads up’ and we will do our best to knock them down”.
Mike is the Go To man at Health & EMS here and another mover and shaker (as opposed to a fatcat do-nothing).
BB: “Good deal. Both of our dogs are on Advantage, which is a topical treatment that is systemic, but when we bring them home, they have fleas and they jump off in our house and Mike, good deal. I’ll spread the word”.
So, there you have it fellow Baytown friends. Never let anyone tell you that our city bigwigs are lazy, or don’t care about this city and its citizens. Their jobs are pretty much thankless, but not from me.
If you haven’t been to Jenkins Park, the Cary Bayou Trail (see the map above), the Skate Park or the Dog Park you are shorting yourself.
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