- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - Walnut Ridge officials have agreed to pay more than $80,000 for a company to get rid of the city’s mosquito problem.

The Jonesboro Sun (https://bit.ly/1Pb9MrI ) reports the Walnut Ridge City Council voted unanimously Monday to hire Vector Disease Control to tackle the problem. According to Mayor Charles Snapp, about 10 percent of water customers in the city have asked for and received chemicals to kill mosquitoes in their yards.

The company will spray the city’s streets, use larvae treatments in standing water and trap mosquitoes to determine which breeds are more prevalent during different times of the year.

Mosquitoes will also be tested for West Nile Virus.

Snapp says Vector will begin aerial sprays near the beginning of July and the overall service is expected to last through November.

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Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, https://www.jonesborosun.com


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