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National Mosquito Control Awareness week offers helpful tips

(Source: CDC) (Source: CDC)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

National Mosquito Control Awareness week is coming up, officials want everyone to remember helpful tips to help avoid disease and problems.

Not only are mosquitos pests, they also pose a significant health threat due to diseases they can carry.

Exterminators have gathered and handful of helpful tips to avoid them for 2015.

Number 1 on the list is to avoid sources of standing water, such as birdbaths and flower pots.

Secondly get rid of unnecessary vegetation around your home, where mosquitos can breed.

Finally when pools aren't in use, keep them covered to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs.

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week runs from June 21-27.

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