Mosquito dunks are an effective, easy to use, and environmentally friendly way to keep dangerous mosquitoes from breeding around your home. The City of College Station’s Mosquito Abatement Program provides free mosquito dunks while supplies last. Continue reading Mosquito dunks can help you rout those aggravating pests
The good news is that our days are becoming warmer. The bad news is that mosquito season is here. That means it’s time to remind you to take adequate precautions to prevent transmission of the dangerous viruses these dreadful pests can carry. Continue reading Spring has arrived and so have those wicked mosquitoes
The good news is that our days are becoming warmer. The bad news is that mosquito season is here. That means it’s time to remind you to take adequate precautions to prevent transmission of the dangerous viruses these pests can carry. Continue reading Warmer weather means mosquito season has arrived
By Barbara Moore, Neighborhood & Community Relations Coordinator
As we move into spring, everyone wants to spend time outside enjoying the pleasant, sunny weather. Unfortunately, warmer temperatures also mark the return of those pesky mosquitoes and the risks they bring.
Mosquito bites are certainly itchy and annoying, but they can also make you sick. That’s why it’s important to do all you can to protect you and your family.
We hear it every year around this time: To protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, follow the four Ds, and that’s absolutely true:
- Drain standing water around your home
- Dress in long sleeves and pants
- Dawn and dusk are times to avoid being outdoors
- DEET is the active ingredient in the insect repellent you should use
Those are wise steps to take, but there’s evidence an additional step heightens your protection even further.
This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Oct. 25. It’s not the official minutes.
The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. An archive of previous council meetings also is available on the site.
The workshop meeting has started. Council member Blanche Brick is absent tonight.
Mayor Nancy Berry presented a proclamation recognizing Nov. 9 as Buddy Poppy Day. Receiving the proclamation were Gerry Hince (left), auxiliary president of the American Legion – Earl Graham Post 159 in Bryan, and auxiliary treasurer Gail Marion (right).