Keeping the Bugs Away

By: Ashley Edlund Email
By: Ashley Edlund Email
Wet weather could be bringing an annoying pest to your yard, but there are ways to keep it away.

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‘Rain, Rain Go Away’ might not be the song you're singing after days of hot weather. But what it leaves behind might change your tune.

Puddles and pools attract mosquitoes and it only gets worse once the bugs get to them.

Ken Rice with Dothan Leisure Services said, “It’s not so much the break in the heat, but it's the pools and the puddles that give them a chance to breed.”

Rice says their team is ready for a fight.

Rice said, “A brickett is a small capsule; a chemical compound that is placed inside breeding areas such as a pond or a pool similar to what you might throw in the laundry. It basically dissolves and stops the growth of the mosquitoes.”

But one way isn't enough to keep the bugs at bay.

The trucks you see out and about spraying are a big help too.

And while they’re busy driving around, there are things you can do too.

Rice said, “We need to make sure that we don't have any tires laying around that's one of the most commonly found places.”

Making sure that when it rains, it doesn't pour mosquitoes later on.

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