City To Spray For Mosquitoes May 6

Please Remain Inside During Spraying

A notice is printed inside this week?s edition of The Chronicle informing citizens the City of Teague will begin spraying for mosquitoes as a precautionary measure on Monday, May 6th, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Other dates temporarily scheduled for spraying include Thursday, June 6th and Thursday, June 27th. The hours of spraying on these dates will also be from 8 p.m. ? 11 p.m. The city hopes the spraying will prevent any infestation and control the mosquito population, which explodes this time of year.

Teague Public Utilities Director Shane Reves reports that property owners can help by clearing their property of any potential breeding sites and prevent any problem areas from reoccurring.

Around the home and yard, citizens can help reduce the number of mosquitoes in a number of ways including:

Getting rid of old tires, buckets or any water holding containers.

Fill in or drain any low places in the yard.

Clean gutters periodically.

Keep drains, ditches, and culverts clean of weeds and trash so water will drain properly.

Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.

Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store them indoors when not in use.

Change the water in birdbaths and plant pots at least once a month.

Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.

Mosquitoes are an all too familiar summer nuisance. They?re not only annoying, but they can also transmit the West Nile Virus, encephalitis, malaria, and yellow fever to humans and heartworms to pets.

Remember, standing water means you could be raising mosquitoes. Adult flying mosquitoes often rest in tall grass shrubbery, but they cannot develop there. All mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle.

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