Fever Ticks & Pests

Fever Ticks

Spraying Schedule

As part of establishing the quarantine, livestock must be inspected and treated prior to movement. The schedule for spraying equine (horses) or cattle that need a 14 day movement permit to move has been modified. Spraying is now available every other week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 512-800-2521. The spraying location is currently at the Los Fresnos Rodeo Arena. On January 15, 2015, this location will be moved to 30934 FM 1561, San Benito, TX 78586. (On FM 1561, three tenths of a mile west of FM 803.)

Current Fever Tick Infestations

Current Fever Tick Quarantines

Cameron County
10/7/2014 — Quarantine Notice     Map
Starr-Zapata-Jim Hogg Counties
2/15/2013 — Starr County Quarantine Modification Notice     Map
12/21/2011 — Starr County Quarantine Modification Notice     Map
Past Fever Tick Quarantine Notices & Maps
07/26/2011 — Starr-Hidalgo Counties Quarantine Release Notice     Map
07/15/2011 — Starr-Zapata-Jim Hogg Counties Quarantine Modification Notice   Map
05/27/2011 — Maverick-Dimmit-Webb Counties Quarantine Release Notice
05/19/2011 — Areas of Starr and Hidalgo Counties — Quarantine Notice     Map

Information Links

TAHC News Releases
Date Title
December 19, 2014 Cameron County Fever Tick TPQA Update
October 3, 2014 New Temporary Cattle Fever Tick Preventative Quarantine Area in Cameron County
March 2014 Radio Interview: Dr. Andy Schwartz interviews with the Farm Bureau News & Views segment and talks about recently adopted cattle rules (following the Jan. 14 commission meeting) for the Animal Disease Traceability, Trichomoniasis and Fever Tick Programs.
February 15, 2013 TAHC Releases a Portion of the Fever Tick Temporary Quarantine Area in Starr County
November 2011 TAHC Releases a Portion of the Fever Tick Temporary Quarantine Area in Starr County
July 2011 TAHC Releases the Remainder of the Olmal Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area in Starr and Hidalgo counties
July 2011 TAHC Modifies Temporary Preventative QuarantineArea - Releases 278,950 Acres, Between Starr, Jim Hogg and Zapata Counties
May 2011 TAHC releases 59,100 acres in Starr County from Temporary Fever Tick Quarantine Zone
November 2010 TAHC Modifies Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area in Maverick and Dimmit Counties — Deer Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantines
July 2009 Ranchers, Regulators Weary from Cattle Fever Tick War
April 2009 Good News, Bad News for Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Effort



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