Saturday, April 18, 2009
City to Start Mosquito Control Program
This Summer the City will begin using available County tax dollars ($24,960) for a mosquito control program based upon the publication: How to Start a Mosquito Control Program in Your Town Alabama. Public Work's Director Fiddler advised residents to be sure and drain all standing water regularly (bird baths, pots, tires, etc ) or use larvacide. Mosquitos can breed every 96 hours in as little as 1/4 inch of water, according to Fidler. The money was available in past years as well-- but the City never cashed the check (from a $2 per person annual tax imposed by the County several years prior).