City Plans Four Mosquito Sprayings

Posted by Crystal Olenbush on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 at 3:17pm.

Are you tired of smacking mosquitoes every time you go outside?  If so, you are not alone – no one enjoys contending with bothersome mosquitoes while spending time outdoors.  With all of the great recreational opportunities Austin has to offer, you certainly want to be able to spend as much time as possible outdoors. 

Thanks to city officials in Austin, you won’t have to worry quite as much about mosquitoes.  In fact, officials are planning to spend $25,000 this summer in order to purchase four different sprays to help control the mosquito population.

The Austin City Council officially approved to set aside the same amount of funding as last year to help control the mosquitoes with the help of the contractor More’s Ag Center.  While this may not seem like enough funding, the city actually managed to get the same prices from the contractor it used last year.  Last year, however, the city only needed to have the contractor apply one spraying because of the dry weather.  With the wetter weather Austin had this year, it is likely all four spraying will need to take place.

The spraying sessions are currently scheduled to take place on June 18, July 1, July 17, and August 4.

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