NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Madison company says that if Natchez hires it for full mosquito control, it can guarantee an 80 percent reduction in the number of mosquitoes.
The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/N77UDq ) reports that Mayor Butch Brown asked Brett Killingsworth of Vector Disease Control International to submit proposals from the most basic surveillance plan to the full integrated control plan.
Killingsworth said Greenville, Jackson, Tunica and other cities have integrated plans under which the company essentially becomes part of public works.
Killingsworth said the company's plane sprays all its contracted cities for the July 4 holiday and could also spray before events such as the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/