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Howard Co. officials reminding residents to prevent mosquito breeding

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HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

The rain has been a blessing but it comes with a price.

Howard County residents in particular are being asked to take some precautions when it comes to mosquitos.

Howard County Judge Kathryn Wiseman is reminding you to check your home and property for standing water.

You can do that by getting rid of those unused tires from your property where water can collect, clean out your rain gutters and turn over or remove any clay pots or plastic containers.

Also, when you're outside be sure to use repellent with DEET.

This is all in an effort to ensure Howard County residents are safe especially with the impending threat of the Zika Virus and other mosquito borne diseases.

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