Houston County officials said they're doing their part in preventing the spread of West Nile but you can help, too.
County Commissioners gave the go-ahead for the Road and Bridge Department to buy special chemicals and begin putting them in standing water.
The chemicals will be used mainly along rights of way on county roads to prevent mosquito larvae from maturing.
Manufacturers said, when used properly, the pesticide won't harm humans, livestock, pets or fish.
The Road and Bridge Department can't treat poorly drained areas on private property but property owners can do their part to control mosquitoes.
The chemicals used to treat mosquitoes in standing water can be purchased at feed and seed shops and veterinary supply stores.
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Source: www.vdh.state.va.us contributed to this report
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