GF Mosquito Campaign Underway
Doug Barrett | May 19, 2017 AT 2:38 pm
The 2017 battle against the local mosquito population is already underway. Grand Forks health crews kicked off the annual larvicide campaign this week to stop the pesky bugs before they hatch. Todd Hanson of the local health office says they’re ready for the upcoming summer season.Hanson says the department treats about 12-hundred water sites to help reduce the hatch. He says after back to back wet seasons he’s hoping things dry out a bit this year. Last year's budget topped one-million dollars.
The program is funded by a three dollar charge on Grand Forks utility bills – up 19 cents from a year ago.