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Laurel gets early start combating mosquitoes

Spraying for mosquitoes Spraying for mosquitoes

The City of Laurel will begin spraying for mosquitoes Monday.

The spraying will start a month earlier than normal and was made necessary by the mild weather this past winter. City crews will spray the entire city twice a week through October to combat what is expected to be an especially bad year for the insect.

City Administrator Dennis Keveryn says there are a number of precautions residents can take to eliminate breeding grounds for the mosquitoes.

"Please do everything you can to empty anything in your yard that contains water," said Keveryn. "Children's swimming pools, old tires, pots that contain water, anything that contains water will really help."

He added other things you can do are fill tree holes with mortar, and pickup and haul away all trash piles, broken down appliances, and junk cars.

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