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By Tim Leeds 

People urged to take action during mosquito awareness week


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Terry Turner, Hill County's Weed and Mosquito District supervisor, holds a trap containing recently caught mosquitos as one of the department's fogging machines rests in the bed of a pickup Tuesday. The mosquitos are sent to Carroll College in Helena to be tested for various viruses and be identified.

Terry Turner, supervisor of the Hill County Mosquito Control District, said that this week, National Mosquito Awareness Week, is the perfect time for people to double-check that they are doing their part in controlling mosquitos.

He said the control by local residents and the mosquito control district has been effective - rather than finding 3,800 to 4,000 mosquitos in the traps he puts out he is finding 100 to 200 a night.

"That's a big reduction," he said.

Outside of the district traps still are catching about 4,000, and "They are hungry and ferocious," he said.

Turner said if peopl...

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