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Recent rain makes mosquito control a priority

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February 26, 2008

Albany -- With all of the recent rain, public works crews are already trying to fight off mosquitoes.

Dougherty County public works employees are inspecting standing water for mosquito larvae. They're putting larvicide tablets in ponds to keep them from becoming adult mosquitoes.

Crews say it's still to early to tell what kind of year this will be. "We've gotten about six inches of water down in February. And that is a lot of water to get in one month this time of the year," said Mosquito Control Director, Donnell Mathis. "

But we are treating all of the water we are finding. It's hard to tell what kind of year we are going to have because we may not get as much rain in the coming months."

You can help prevent mosquito problems by removing standing water from around your home.

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