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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 >>
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Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
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Farmers and gardeners hate dry weather. It forces them to spend more on watering than usual. But as it turns out, there's something else that hates dry weather, and you might not have much sympathy when you find out what it is.
You can tell the South Georgia weather story for the last few weeks in only a few words.
Donnell Mathis is the director of the mosquito spraying program for Dougherty County Public Works. He knows how to put it. He says that: "it is pretty dry."
All of South Georgia is in moderate to severe drought, and with good reason. At the Albany Airport, the yearly total of 10.10" is less than half of the normal total. But as hard as it is to believe, there is a good side to the dry weather.
"We're seeing very little standing water," he said.
And that's bad for mosquitoes. After all, these pests require standing water to breed. Virtually any water in any amount will do, but what if there isn't any?
Dougherty County Public Works has noticed how dry it is too. Usually they get calls from concerned citizens about standing water, but according to Donnell Mathis this year: "the calls are down."
But just because it's dry, doesn't mean these trucks aren't still moving.
"We're treating the catch basins right now, we're doing landing count rates..that's where you stand out and see how many land on you in a minute. Also we're getting to put out our live traps," he said.
And it isn't dry everywhere. Only a few blocks from that dry retention pond, there is some standing water in this ditch. Public Works is trying to get ahead of the game while they can, because there's one thing for certain - it will eventually rain.
"One good rain can change the game," he said.
The best mosquito prevention is a team effort between Mosquito Control and homeowners. While it's dry is a good time to get ready for the peak of the mosquito season.
Mathis said, "if they would do an inspection around the home and take any container that may hold water and turn it upside down so that it do not hold water. When the time comes we won't have the number of mosquitoes in the area."
It doesn't sound like a fun job, but it can keep you from getting bitten this summer.
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