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Final Tire Drive drop-offs through July 25

  The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission will be conducting their third and final tire drive of the summer during the week of July 21-25, 2014 from 1-7:30pm at the following locations:

  Tuesday, July 22 – Spaulding Township Park, 5825 Cole, Spaulding Township

  Thursday, July 24 – Taymouth Township Hall, 4343 E. Birch Run Road, Taymouth Township

  The Commission cannot accept tires on rims or from any businesses. Large oversize tires (height plus width is greater than 60 inches) are not accepted at the tire drive site. Only Saginaw County residents are eligible to drop off tires and each household is limited to 10 tires per week. Further details and information in regards to our July tire drive can be found on our website at: www.scmac.org or citizens can contact our office at 755-5751.

  SCMAC is predicting a large mosquito nuisance within the next couple of weeks in portions of Saginaw County, due to above average July rainfall with some locations receiving in excess of 5 to 6 inches through July 14th. Daytime mosquito control larviciding operations worked daily overtime this past week along with an additional larviciding shift Saturday, July 12, 2014 to treat the mosquito larvae/pupae found in the resultant floodwater. Due to the large area impacted; the amount of floodwater present; and the short period of larval development (7-14 days from egg-hatch to adult mosquito) mosquito nuisance is expected. Nightly spray operations will adjust to meet this nuisance, with priority given to community-wide mosquito control. Additional spray shifts and overtime may be utilized depending on mosquito numbers measured by SCMAC’s adult trapping program.

  Citizens are also encouraged to report sightings of dead crows or blue jays for West Nile virus surveillance. Finally, citizens are asked to check their own backyards for containers holding standing water and to dump these out before they breed mosquitoes.

 

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