City commissioner holds town hall meeting for mosquito awareness - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

City commissioner holds town hall meeting for mosquito awareness

Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard hosted a town hall this morning to talk about mosquito concerns. (Source: WALB) Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard hosted a town hall this morning to talk about mosquito concerns. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Environmental Control office sprays a mild pesticide five nights a week. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County Environmental Control office sprays a mild pesticide five nights a week. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
Experts recommend pouring out all standing water. (Source: WALB) Experts recommend pouring out all standing water. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With two confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus in Southwest Georgia, community leaders want to make sure you know how to keep from getting sick.

Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard hosted a town hall this morning to talk about mosquito concerns.

The Dougherty County Environmental Control office sprays a mild pesticide five nights a week.

But, Manager Donnell Mathis says it's a partnership between his office, and the citizens to keep people safe.

"We'll do the spraying and we'll do the surveillance to check the homes and everything, but it's their responsibility to do the cleaning up to help protect themselves," Said Donnell Mathis with Doughtery Co. Environmental Control

Experts recommend pouring out all standing water. This includes water collecting near air conditioning units, bird baths, and kiddie pools.

You can treat your own private property with sprays and mosquito control tablets.

If you are outside, wear a mosquito repellent with DEET in it and long sleeves to minimize where a mosquito could bite you.

Be aware of mosquitoes that bite during the day, most active at dusk and dawn.

Make sure doors, windows, and screens are in good repair and fit tightly.

If you want a survey of your property to see what you can do to lower your risk, call the Dougherty County Environmental Control office at (229) 430-6120.

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error | Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Boys & Girls Club renovates oldest unit

    Boys & Girls Club renovates oldest unit

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:22:55 GMT
    The Jefferson Street location is the oldest unit (Source: WALB)The Jefferson Street location is the oldest unit (Source: WALB)

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is hoping to make its oldest unit a place where kids want to be.

    More >>

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is hoping to make its oldest unit a place where kids want to be.

    More >>
  • Spots still available for Albany leadership class

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:01 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:01:42 GMT
    The class will be held on Monday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m. (Source: WALB)The class will be held on Monday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m. (Source: WALB)

    Leaders in Albany and Dougherty County will come together to learn how to improve their leadership skills. The class will be taught by a leadership expert and there's still time to sign-up.

    More >>

    Leaders in Albany and Dougherty County will come together to learn how to improve their leadership skills. The class will be taught by a leadership expert and there's still time to sign-up.

    More >>
  • Dozens of jobs up for grabs at Goodwill job fair

    Dozens of jobs up for grabs at Goodwill job fair

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:49 AM EDT2017-08-22 10:49:52 GMT
    Goodwill will host a job fair on Tuesday (Source: WALB)Goodwill will host a job fair on Tuesday (Source: WALB)

    The Goodwill Career Center is inviting job seekers to a job fair on Tuesday afternoon.

    More >>

    The Goodwill Career Center is inviting job seekers to a job fair on Tuesday afternoon.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly