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Mosquito spraying begins in Sidney


Ryan Hermens

Tom Von Seggern cuts back brush on Friday afternoon to help the city take step toward decreasing mosquitos.

Weekly mosquito spraying began in Sidney this week to combat the population of those pesky nuisances that are as much a part of summer as barbecues.

"Weather permitting, spraying will continue each Sunday evening from approximately 7:30-11 p.m. into September," a media release states.

Besides branding the arms and legs of anyone spending any time outside, mosquitos are capable of transmitting viruses.

"The city is spraying to kill adult mosquitos that may be carrying West Nile Virus," the release explains. "WNV poses a serious public health concern in our community since it can cause serio...

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