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Madison County fighting mosquito problem

Madison County city officials spray storm debris for mosquitoes and other bugs Madison County city officials spray storm debris for mosquitoes and other bugs

Storm debris isn't the only problem cities and counties are dealing with.

Mosquitoes are breeding in ditches and rubble, forcing crews to start spraying months ahead of schedule.

Since April 27th's tornados ditches are full of storm debris. They have become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. While some ditches are dry now, some places are holding water making it the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes to lay eggs and hatch.

According to Madison County officials, they said mosquitoes are a very big problem and here's what they plan on doing to take care of the problem.

"We spray what is called Prometherine that product is approved by the State of Alabama. So much rain has occurred that's what these mosquitoes breed on is stagnant water. So ground water has risen, these mosquitoes are breeding and laying eggs on that so we've got to bump up our program. It's going to be an issue in the days ahead," said Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong.

Commissioner Strong said the county plans to begin spraying for mosquitoes June 1st. Until then, if you are having problems with mosquitoes it's a good idea get bug spray to protect your skin.

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