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Mosquito Control

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

With the warm weather comes an unpleasant guest, the mosquito.
Mosquitoes have arrived in our area in full force.
There haven’t been any mosquito-related illnesses in Houston County in six years; however, health officials still recommend that you take precautions.
First, drain any standing water including the water in your pet bowls.
Wear light colored clothing because mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors.
"Best prevention against mosquito bites is prevention. Wear your DEET insect repellant, dress appropriately and stay out of the prime biting times," says Doug Turnball, Enviornmental Supervisor.
The Department of Public Works sprays for mosquitoes twice a week.


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