Mosquitos can carry viruses, like West Nile. Experts say prevention is key.
Dump out standing water, like the water found in bird baths, kiddie pools, and even low areas in your gutters.
Mosquitos breed in standing water, and keeping them from laying eggs is an easy way to protect yourself and your family. "Maybe a low spot in your gutters that you don't necessarily think about, if they're 30 feet or less off the ground, mosquitos are looking for those," Gene Maffit, Parks Director of South Sioux City said.
However, for those areas of standing water that you can't control, like out in public, South Sioux City, Nebraska officials say they've got you covered.
Maffit says they spray for mosquitos often, and place mosquito "biscuits" in areas of standing water to kill of the larvae. "Those are the ones we want to hit. Any standing water, and it doesn't matter where it's at. Maybe it's a low spot in an alley behind your house that holds a little water, those are the areas that we try to treat," Maffit said.
There are three licensed mosquito sprayers in South Sioux City. Maffit says they'll spray as the weather allows.
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