Mosquito Control encourages early mosquito prevention

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 09:43 AM.

The mosquitoes are getting an early jump in Gulf County.

With heavy rains pounding the county to start spring and temperatures slowly on the rise, mosquitoes are seizing the opportunity to hatch anywhere and everywhere possible.

Don’t panic just yet!

With cooler temperatures coming back this week, Gulf County residents will have time to fight the bugs before they can start their summer visit.

Last year, mosquitoes that hatched in the flood waters in Wewahitchka caused the Board of County Commissioners to declare a state of emergency for the north end of the county.

Mark Cothran, director of Mosquito Control for Gulf County urged residents to be proactive this season when it comes to doing their part to prevent the spread of the insects.

 “Area residents should police their yard and look for any standing water in containers and dump it out,” Cothran said.

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