City of Stephenville taking steps to prevent/reduce mosquito viruses

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Special to The Flash

STEPHENVILLE (July 14, 2016) – In years of an abnormal wet season like the one we are having the city of Stephenville will take steps to reduce mosquitoes and prevent an outbreak of mosquito viruses.

The city will do Larvacid with mosquito dunks and briquettes in areas that have pooling of stagnant water. Dunks and Briquettes are harmless to birds, fish, wildlife, and pets. This will help eliminate mosquito breeding in these highly dense areas.

“The City has looked at what other surrounding cities are doing and this is the most favorable route taken to prevent mosquitos from breeding and spreading known viruses such as the West Nile and Zika Virus. There are other tactics such as spraying that are known to be effective but are much more costly and also come with some concerns from citizens,” says Jeremy Allen Director of Community Services.

The city will be putting out some information for citizens on the role they can play to help reduce mosquitoes through social media and the city’s notification system.

If citizens notice standing water in their neighborhoods they are encouraged to call and report them to Jesus Coronado the Parks Superintendent at 254-918-1239 or email jcoranado@stephenvilletx.gov.

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