Ah, mosquitoes, the insects people love to hate. Louisianans know mosquitoes well, those deceptively fragile-looking flying pests whose tube-like mouthparts pierce one’s skin and draw blood, resulting in itchy, bothersome bites.
But beyond the nuisance factor, mosquitoes can carry deadly diseases — even into Lincoln Parish. And this year, the threat is coming earlier than usual.
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
This was among some of the many lessons taught by the Ruston Fire Department last week.