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People urged to help control mosquitoes


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

People run across 3rd Avenue as Josh Miller, a spray technician for the Hill County Mosquito Control District, drives around town fogging for mosquitoes Tuesday in Havre. Miller said the chemical being sprayed into the air is called Permanone, which is a derivative of the chrysanthemum flower and is safe for humans to be around. Miller said that since the chemical comes from a flower, it can trigger some people's seasonal allergies so he recommends going inside for a moment as his truck passes if allergies are a concern.

This week is National Mosquito Awareness Week, and Terry Turner, supervisor of the Hill County Mosquito Control District, said that although the Mosquito Control District has made great strides since 2004, people should still try to do their part to minimize the number of mosquitoes in the area.

"If you are having mosquitoes in your yard all the time, there is a source nearby," he said.

Mosquitoes carry and transmit a number of diseases, incuding West Nile and Zika viruses, and are the number one killer in the world, Turner said. The local mosquito control districts do their part to contr...

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