Cleveland hot spots kept in check
by Courtney Warren
Jun 05, 2014 | 2853 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Advanced Mosquito Control has begun spreading larvacide throughout the city to control the mosquito population. Recently, larvacide was placed in the bayou beside the DSU intermural fields. This larvacide is safe to place in the water and safe for humans. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes so it is recommended to check backyards and homes for any items that might hold water such as wagons, wheelbarrows, or old tires.
Advanced Mosquito Control has begun spreading larvacide throughout the city to control the mosquito population. Recently, larvacide was placed in the bayou beside the DSU intermural fields. This larvacide is safe to place in the water and safe for humans. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes so it is recommended to check backyards and homes for any items that might hold water such as wagons, wheelbarrows, or old tires.
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The Cleveland Beautification/Litter Committee met Wednesday to discuss the progress made in Cleveland.

Macklyn Hubbell reported he and his men continue to pick up grocery baskets and focus on hot spots throughout Cleveland such as the dollar stores and the strip mall next to Wal-Mart.

Jane Dunlap gave an update on the roses.

"The spent blooms have been cut. They'll grow back. It takes about 30 days for a rose to recycle," said Dunlap.

The committee then discussed empty flowerbeds on the Greenstrip downtown such as the large one by the city marker.

The flowerbed was once full of plants but those plants had to be removed because drivers said they were unable to see Miss. Highway 8 properly.

Bill Alexander reported that they have not begun spraying on their regular routes however they have started placing larvacide.

"We've been covering the hot spots and checking traps frequently. Pete Peden has a trap and so we've checked that. We've also placed larvacide in alleys and the bayou," said Alexander.