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City of Douglas preparing early for mosquitoes

The city of Douglas is taking precautions and spraying early for mosquitoes. (Source: WALB) The city of Douglas is taking precautions and spraying early for mosquitoes. (Source: WALB)
The Public Works director encourages people to make sure they don't have stagnant water in birdbaths, pools or ceramic pots. (Source: WALB) The Public Works director encourages people to make sure they don't have stagnant water in birdbaths, pools or ceramic pots. (Source: WALB)
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

The city of Douglas plans to start spraying for mosquitoes earlier than normal because of recent heavy rain, warm weather and concerns over the zika virus.

The Public Works director also encourages people to remove mosquito breeding grounds from their homes.

People can do that by making sure they don't have stagnant water in birdbaths, pools or ceramic pots.

Residents can also protect themselves from mosquitoes by wearing insect repellant and staying inside at dawn and dusk.  

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