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Mosquito control efforts now underway

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Journal Staff

Mosquito season is in full swing again and control efforts are underway.

Lambton Public Health has hired the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority to add the insecticide methoprene to street catch basins to prevent mosquito larvae from growing and reproducing.

Traps are also being set up to monitor mosquito populations so see if they’re carrying West Nile virus.

Resident can do their part by removing stagnant water around their property, keeping eaves clear of debris, and draining water from containers and toys, the health unit says.

To protect yourself, use an insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin at peak times and in areas mosquitoes are active.

Dead birds are not being accepted for West Nile testing this year.

For more, call the West Nile virus info line, 519-383-3824, ext. 3824, or visit LambtonPublicHealth.ca

 

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