Bugs getting to you this season? Well the Mississippi County Health Department decided to take some action.
Clint Wolford, an environmentalist with the department, said they applied for a state grant that gave them almost $50,000. With that money, they had two options: pay an outside party to spray for the season, or buy sprayers to use each year. The department got the sprayers.
They gave one to Charleston, East Prairie, Wyatt, and Mississippi County.
"Well since the flood the mosquitos have really been bad," said East Prairie Road Supervisor Ray Givens. "It's been gnats, flies, mosquitoes, it's been you know everything."
City workers like Allen Rogers, who works for Charleston, are thankful for the gift. "I love it, it works out great," said Rogers.
Rogers says he usually sprays between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., since that's when the bugs can be the worst.