Going to Jail for MosquitoesDr. Jim Fredericks
Saturday, September 28, 2013
man in Georgia was sentenced yesterday to 60 days in jail for
not properly maintaining a swimming pool on his property. The pool
had become a breeding ground for mosquitoes which can carry many diseases
such as West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a half inch of water.
Regularly emptying pots, old tires, bird baths and other containers
after it rains can
help lower the local mosquito population. It is also
recommended to cover pools when they’re not in use and remove water
from the cover after rain.