Looks like mosquitoes are here - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Looks like mosquitoes are here

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Phoebe holds blood drive Thursday

    Phoebe holds blood drive Thursday

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:11:37 GMT
    (Phoebe Putney)(Phoebe Putney)
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
  • Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:06:24 GMT
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>
  • Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:32:37 GMT
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.More >>
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.
    More >>

March 16, 2007


Albany --  It may seem early, but mosquitoes are already hatching in Dougherty County.

A warmer than normal March has led to an earlier arrival of the blood sucking, disease carrier pests. Maybe they haven't attacked you yet, but Donnell Mathis, with Mosquito Control says it won't be long.

He says it's important for folks to take control of the mosquito situation, so we don't have cases of the West Nile Virus. Last year, there were three cases in Dougherty county.

Donnell Mathis with Mosquito Control says, "we want to try to prevent that from happening this year by starting early and try to get everybody on board that what we need to do is pour out these containers we have around the homes and get rid of the old tires that we're having around the old homes."

Here's a little more incentive for you to empty out the water around your home: Donnell Mathis says some counties are actually fining home owners for keeping standing water around. He says if people don't take steps to keep mosquitoes under control, he'll ask Dougherty County leaders to consider fines as well.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=Mosquitoes/KC