Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
September 29, 2004
Albany-- Standing water makes for prefect breeding grounds for the pesky pests.
Tuesday, environmental control workers started treating large areas of standing water with pesticide to kill the mosquito larvae. The canal on Lakeridge Drive behind Lake Loretta is normally small, but this week's heavy rain turned the canal into a lake. And, the water is already filled with growing mosquitoes.
Dogs splash around the waters of this enlarged canal. Ryan Duffy, daughter Berklie, and his two dogs walk at the park every day.
"It's usually just a little canal down there, but this is a lake," he said. A lake filled with small mosquito larvae, but not for long. Environmental Control workers sprayed larvacide into the pool of standing water Wednesday.
"The mosquitos ingest it," said Environmental Control specialist Donell Mathis. "It kills them in the larva stage, so they don't grow into an adult."
And pesticides tablets were thrown into the water. The chemical deforms the mosquitoes and lasts 150 days. "They will hatch out, but they will have short life spans," Mathis said.
Duffy welcomed the workers to his dog's favorite play spot. "I didn't know what was going on, but now that I know, it makes me feel a lot better."
Environmental Control is also using trucks to spray for adult mosquitoes. So in a few days, you should see fewer mosquitoes around town.
If you have any standing water near your home, you can call Dougherty County Environmental Control. Workers will treat the water with pesticides to stop mosquitoes from breeding.