HILLSBORO: Mosquito fogging to begin Wednesday

Mosquito fogging in Hillsboro begins at dusk and continues until midnight Wednesday, said Larry Paine, city administrator.

?This is a contact spray and will control mosquitoes flying, but once the spray hits the ground it is inert (no residual spray),? he said.

The fogging will be done on an as needed basis, but residents should be aware that there is no way any spray will completely eliminate the insect.

During the summer, the mosquito population increases with heavier rainfall, but will not decrease during drought conditions. One reason is because residents will water their lawns, thereby creating breeding grounds in places where standing water exists.

Paine is asking residents to check around their home for discarded cans, plant pots, tires, dug-outs, roofs and more that could hold stagnant water and dump it to keep the mosquito population at a lower level.

For more information, call 947-3162.



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