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Athens prepares for mosquito spraying season

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If justified and when weather permits, spraying will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the mosquito season. If justified and when weather permits, spraying will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the mosquito season.

The City of Athens is scheduled to being preventative spraying for mosquitoes on Monday.

If justified and when weather permits, spraying will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the mosquito season.

Below are some helpful tips on reducing sources of water in your yard which can be potential breeding sites.

Dispose of old buckets, cans, bottles and jars. Repair leaky pipes and keep drains and gutters unclogged. To eliminate mosquito eggs, change the water and scrub bird baths and pet watering dishes regularly.

Discard unused tires. Water can easily pool inside them and provide a breeding area. Turn wheelbarrows, tubs and wading pools upside down.

Keep weeds, vines and grass regularly trimmed, as mosquitoes use those areas for shade. Fill tree holes with sand to prevent water from collecting in them.

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