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Posted: Tuesday, 02 July 2013 1:10PM

Comer Discusses Mosquito Problem

Officials say the parts of the area that were sprayed last weekend had a significant drop in the mosquito population. Ag Commissioner James Comer spoke to area residents Tuesday at the Cadiz Renaissance Center about the aerial mosquito treatment performed around the exterior perimeter of the lakes north of 68/80.

Dr. Grayson Brown an Entomologist with the University of Kentucky says, when they checked the area in late May and early June, they found an enormous mosquito population.

Commissioner Comer says at this point the problem has almost reached beyond their budget for mosquito eradication.

Some area residents from the south end of Trigg County say the mosquito problem around Linton and Cumberland Shores has not been affected. Commissioner Comer told the group that they would have three trucks in the area Tuesday night to address that issue. Later Tuesday, Comer visited with Cadiz Rotarians and let them know that the treatment last weekend was not their only weapon against the insects.

If you have a problem with mosquitoes Comer asks that you call Benson Bell from his office at 502-545-8947 for the most immediate results.

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