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Published August 31, 2010, 04:22 PM

Grand Forks Takes A Swat at Mosquitoes

If you feel as though you have spent your summer swatting mosquitoes... you are not alone.

By: Jen Dame, WDAZ

If you feel as though you have spent your summer swatting mosquitoes... you are not alone.

Tonight, August 31st, Grand Forks will spray for the 16th time tapping into its capital replacement fund.

The original budget called for 15 nights of spraying but officials are finding out that isn't enough.

Recent wet weather has contributed to another round of mosquitoes.

With fall quickly closing in city officials say they will do what it takes to eliminate the risk of West Nile.

"We have tougher conditions for having a real effective spray so we just need to keep going after them and we are never gonna spray and kill all the mosquitoes out there with spray, its impossible. What we want to do is reduce that level to a tolerable level," says Mosquito Control Supervisor Todd Hanson.

Hanson says you can help save money by reducing mosquito habitats in your yard.

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