The rainy spring has led to grass growing quickly and conditions for mosquitoes to breed.
The City of Greenville has started its weekly spraying program and has larvicide available to place in areas where water gathers.
Greenville Public Works Director Bill Grider said residents can help the situation by removing water from receptacles on their property. He also urges them to keep the grass mowed.
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Grider also asks those mowing grass to keep from blowing the clippings onto the street. He said lawn clippings blown into the roadway end up in the storm drains and causes a clog.
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At a recent council meeting, Lisa Stephens commented the grass along the side of the road can also present an unsafe condition for those out walking.