The Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department and Stormwater Drainage Division are preparing for mosquito season in Rapid City, reports the Rapid City Journal. The first step is placing larvicide briquettes in places of standing water and also near drainage areas and storm water inlets. Later crews will be able to use fogging machines in areas where mosquitoes are reported or where large events will be held to help control the problem.
Other recommendations include wearing mosquito repellent when outside as well as wearing long sleeves and pants while outdoors.
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