Do your part to stop EEE, West Nile
The best defense against these diseases is to take away the areas where mosquitoes like to hang out and reproduce.
Allen Lowe with Vector Disease Control Inc. — the company hired by the city of Ruston and Lincoln Parish to monitor the mosquito population in our parish — offered these tips to lessen your chance of mosquitoes choosing your home as their home:
• Eliminate areas of standing water, including any containers such as old tires. Mosquitoes reproduce in standing water.
• Keep your grass mowed. High grass is a favorite hangout for mosquitoes, who prefer shady conditions.