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Free mosquito control for first responders, health care workers

Brookhaven Milling Company has partnered with Spartan Mosquito to provide mosquito control devices at no cost to first responders and health care workers.

Chad Vaughn, co-owner and vice president of Brookhaven Milling, said a representative of Spartan — located in Laurel — contacted him and asked if BMC would be willing as a regular retailer of Spartan products to help distribute the company’s Mosquito Eradicators to these front line workers. Vaughn agreed and the company shipped the devices.

“These eradicators are extremely popular, and work very well,” Vaughn said. “We sell lots of them every year.”

The Mosquito Eradicators come as two tubes in each box. The customer fills the tubes with warm water, and hangs them in different locations away from his or her home. The devices attract mosquitoes, which then consume the bait and die.

Spartan bills the product as “a whole-yard mosquito protection solution.” According to the company’s website, they provide continuous long-range protection and are “extremely effective,” significantly decreasing mosquito populations within 15 days and controlling up to 95% of mosquitos for up to 90 days.

First responders and health care workers interested can claim the eradicators — with appropriate ID, one box per customer, while supplies last — at Brookhaven Milling, 219 East Congress St. during regular business hours. BMC is open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon.

“The easiest way to find us is we’re two blocks north of First Baptist Church,” said Vaughn.