Mosquito spraying starts Monday night in Denham Springs
DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs will kick off its new mosquito abatement program when it sprays Monday night.
The city plans to begin spraying along Hatchell Lane and surrounding streets at 8 p.m. Denham Springs will spray four nights a week to knock down the mosquito population.
This comes after the Livingston Parish mosquito abatement program shut down after it ran out of money since voters turned down a tax twice. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry then decided it was time for the city to spray on its own.
"I think all of our citizens have a little pride that we care about our people and that we're going to take care of them and do whatever we can," he said.
Denham Springs spent around $3,500 on insecticides to kill mosquitoes and try to prevent West Nile cases in the area. Residents say they're glad they'll be able to go outdoors again without having to swat away the pesky bugs.
"I think it's wonderful," said Denham Springs resident Joe Mitchell. "I know he won't get them all, but he's sure gonna knock them down so we can get outside and barbecue and cut up a little bit. I think it's a good thing."
Denham Springs will spray for a few months until the chemicals run out.