Mosquito control forced to make cuts despite cases of West Nile
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.
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