Pamlico County Grounds Plans For Aerial Mosquito Spraying

Pamlico County has grounded plans for aerial mosquito spraying due to Hurricane Irene.

County Manager Tim Buck says commissioners killed to idea after learning there was no guarantee for FEMA reimbursement. Many communities say they have been overwhelmed by mosquitoes after the hurricane and Pamlico County was set to spray from the air.

Buck says the county wasn't comfortable taking $175,000 out of the budget for aerial spraying while there are many other hurricane-related costs. The county manager says they have gotten the approval to buy another spray truck and use stronger mosquito spray.

The Health Department will begin today spraying aggressively and Buck says the addition of a second truck should be just as effective as the aerial spraying.

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  • by Randy Location: Lowland on Sep 20, 2011 at 02:41 PM
    Let those county commissioners come to Lowland and help us work outside. If that won't convince them to spray, then they need a new "job". I have lived here more than 50 years, and have never seen the mosquitos this bad.
  • by ryan Location: havelock on Sep 20, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    In a month, the mosquitos will be gone/dead or almost gone... save the 175K for the schools.
  • by t on Sep 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    gosh and geez. backwoods much? why don't you go to the backwoods county and help people move debris from their homes while being bitten by countless mosquitoes, and then we'll see how you respond.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:43 AM in reply to t
      I have my own house to take care of, thank you. And I can see by your punctuation that you are probably a product of that county's school system. If you hold down the shift key on your computer prior to pressing a letter key, it will turn the small letter into a big one. This should be done when beginning a new sentence. At least you got your periods right.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    Gosh, I wish they would spray somewhere worthy instead of that backwoods county! Geez!
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      by ti on Sep 20, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to
      gosh and geez. backwoods much?
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        by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:46 AM in reply to ti
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      by RED on Sep 20, 2011 at 01:28 PM in reply to
      Really? Why would you say something like that? Comments like that make this option on this site questionable! Stick to Facebook!
  • by ? on Sep 20, 2011 at 09:04 AM
    Well isn't that just great, well when we have a Malaria or West-Nile Virus outbreak at least we’ll know who to blame.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 at 08:30 AM
    I'd rather have the mosquitoes than have pesticides dumped over my head.

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