December 7, 2013
After delays because of rainfall, Dothan's mosquito spraying program is back to full schedule.
City manager Mike West says the state health department has confirmed 6 cases of west nile virus in Alabama, adding the city of Dothan wants to make sure local residents are safe.
West says recent rains have created problems by the increased amount of standing water that mosquitoes need to breed.
"What we need to do is get the message out to the people that we are doing everything we can to maintain our spraying schedule. So we can minimize the reproduction of mosquitoes in our community," said West.
Area residents are urged to help combat the problem by removing standing water from flower pots, buckets, and children's pools.
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