Mosquito control forced to make cuts despite cases of West Nile

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Posted: Jul 8, 2014 10:45 PM by Caroline McDougall
Updated: Jul 8, 2014 10:45 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Livingston Parish, West Nile, mosquito control, mosquito

LIVINGSTON - Mosquito control is cutting back since funds are running out despite three cases of West Nile in the parish.

Voters vetoed a $3 million property tax in October to keep spraying the parish. Funds could be gone by next year.

Jeanine Tessmer, the Mosquito Abatement Director, believes the parish is at a real risk. Tessmer says the price tag to spray is about $1.2 million dollars each year. She is concerned without spraying, mosquitoes and the diseases they carry could be a serious issue by 2015.

"Any mosquito control will be better than no mosquito control," she said.

Click HERE to read more about the 2014 cases of West Nile.

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