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Mosquito spraying starts in July


Sidney Parks Department will begin spraying for mosquitos July 16.

It is the best time for eliminating mosquitos that could carry West Nile Virus, Tom Von Seggern, parks director, said.

"We could start now but then I'd need a bigger budget," Von Seggern said. "And we'd be fighting some nuisance mosquitos perhaps, but we wouldn't be protecting against West Nile Virus because that mosquito isn't prevalent until mid-July."

While West Nile Virus is the most common disease spread by mosquitoes in Nebraska, the spraying combats other afflictions.

"Canine heartworm is passed by mosquitos," Von Seg...

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