Meeting set July 2 to discuss mosquitos
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By Venita Fritz

Tribune-Courier General Manager

vfritz@tribunecourier.com

State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will hold a town hall-style meeting on July 2 to give residents of the lakes area a chance to voice their concerns about mosquitoes.

The meeting will be at 9 a.m. at the Trigg County Renaissance Center on Jefferson Street in downtown Cadiz .

Spokesman Ted Sloan said Comer is working with the governor’s office and other agencies on formulating an action plan.

“That plan might include aerial spraying on a smaller scale than what was done in 2011. In addition, we are looking at utilizing increased resources on the ground,” said Sloan.

Marshall County Judge-Executive Mike Miller, in concert with leaders from neighboring counties, has been seeking assistance from the state.

Miller said he receives calls daily from citizens about the nuisance and disease which can be spread by mosquitoes.

Miller said he believes aerial spraying would be much more effective in combating the problem.

“I don’t want to take anything away from the people working on the ground to fight the problem, but they just can’t get to all the areas a plane could,” said Miller.
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