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May 16, 2014

Mosquito spraying to begin in Athens, if weather permits

— The city of Athens will begin spraying mosquitoes Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning Monday, May 19, where needed and when weather permits, the Public Works Department announced Friday evening.

Here is some advice for residents on reducing sources of water in their yards, which are potential mosquito breeding sites.

• Dispose of old buckets, cans, bottles or jars;

• Repair leaky pipes and keep drains and gutters unclogged;

• Change water and scrub bird baths as well as pet watering dishes to eliminate mosquito eggs;

• Discard unused tires properly;

• Turn wheelbarrows, tubs and wading pools upside down;

• Keep weeds, vines and grasses trimmed because mosquitoes use these shady areas;

• Fill tree holes with sand so water does not collect in them.


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