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In an effort to curb the mosquito population, the city of Warren is telling residents to clean up their standing water pools or be fined up to $1,000.

In a release, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said property inspectors would be looking for stagnant water that are ideal for mosquito breeding grounds — such as Dumpsters, wheelbarrows, tires, hubcaps, garden equipment, pool covers, pipes, drains, recycling bins, flower pots, buckets and clogged rain gutters.

Residents will be asked to clean out any pools of water that are found. If they fail to comply, the city said they could face a fine.

The city also said it would be distributing mosquito prevention briquettes to its catch basins and clearing out water in parks and other common city locations.

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