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Bill signals new interest in mosquitoes

After last summer’s West Nile virus epidemic in north Texas there is a heightened awareness of mosquitoes and mosquito issues around the state. ¬†Last week the Texas Senate gave thumbs up (28-3 vote) on a measure (SB 186) introduced by Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) that would give municipal health officials authority to enter empty or abandoned properties to treat mosquito breeding sites that pose a public health nuisance. The idea behind this bill is that abandoned homes, most notably those with untended, ¬†“green” swimming pools, can be a… Read More →