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July 1, 2014

City of Greenville testing for mosquitoes

No current plans for spraying

GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville is testing the mosquito population for the presence of the West Nile virus, but is making no plans to begin spraying.

“We are conducting testing, and so far all results have been negative,” said City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton.

Testing and trapping is performed weekly by Municipal Mosquito.

Barton said that as of now, there are no plans to begin spraying for mosquitos in the city.

“Spraying is not particuarly effective,” Barton said. “When we do get a positive result, then we will begin spraying.”

The City of Greenville has recommended the following tips to help reduce the prevalence of mosquitoes in a given area:

— Eliminate standing water around homes, apartments and businesses.

— Keep lawns mowed since mosquitoes are likely to be found in high grass and weeds.

— Keep rain gutters free of leaves and debris to eliminate this as a breeding site.

— Empty water dishes, bird baths, wading pools, buckets, and flower pots that hold water.

— Maintain swimming pools so that water does not become stagnant and attract mosquitoes.

The City of Greenville also maintains a web page concerning mosquito control at www.ci.greenville.tx.us/FightTheBite.

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