Lowndes County offers Mosquito Prevention Tips & Services to the Community

Posted at 8:10 AM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 04:26:33-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) -- It's that time of year again. As temperatures rise we're starting to see more mosquitoes and Lowndes County is trying to help the community prepare.

The county public information officer says, it's important to get ahead of the insects now.

"Those areas need to be checked to make sure water is not standing, that it is drying off and running off. Because it only takes a few drops for a mosquito to breed", says Paige Dukes, the Lowndes County's Public Information Officer.

Lowndes County offers free larvicide to private landowners in the county.

Homeowners are also encouraged to get rid of any standing water around their homes.

Officials say, taking preventative measures can help before the mosquitoes become a problem.