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City taking scientific approach toward mosquito control

(Source: John Godbey/Decatur Daily) (Source: John Godbey/Decatur Daily)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Decatur this summer will take a scientific approach toward its mosquito control program, which will save the city almost $30,000.

Street Department Manager Wayne Wascavage said his crews will no longer just drive the sprayer truck around the city in the hope of killing the pesky bloodsuckers.

“Our research found that this simply wasn’t the right way to do it,” Wascavage said.

Department Administrator Julia Chenault said the city spent $47,000 in fiscal 2007 on mosquito control, while $15,000 is budgeted for the effort in 2017.

Read more at the Decatur Daily,

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