How to make mosquito season less annoying (and risky)

How to make mosquito season less annoying (and risky)

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.

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Dunk Dynasty: How a city program helps keep West Nile virus at bay

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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.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s City Council Meetings (Oct. 25)

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.

6:14 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started. Council member Blanche Brick is absent tonight.

6:17 p.m.

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).

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Five Things to Watch at Thursday’s City Council Meetings

The College Station City Council will meet Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.

Here are five items to watch:

  1. Brian Bachmann Community Park?: The council will consider a petition to change the name of Southwood Community Park to Brian Bachmann Community Park in honor of the local constable who died in the line of duty in August. The city has received 130 letters supporting the change.
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