City of Cumby Adopts
Mosquito Spray Program for West Nile
by: Bobby McDonald
We spoke with Angie Allen, with the City of Cumby, on Friday morning, and she announced that since one of the victims diagnosed with West Nile was a 70 year old resident of Cumby, that the City of Cumby has adopted a fogging program in hopes of curbing an outbreak in that Western Hopkins County Community. "We will fog for the first time at 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 4th," indicated Allen. "We ask that every one in the City of Cumby make plans to be inside their homes, as we complete the operation."
"We will continue to fog on two week intervals, scheduled for September 18th and again on October 2nd," continued Allen.
Allen also stressed that this is an additional effort and that homeowners should continue their vigilance in treating and eliminating any standing water around their homes, should spray with repellant when going out of doors, and avoid dusk and dawn, when doing things outdoors. "This is in addition to all of the other precautions that everyone should be taking, " added Allen. "We want to do our part, but ask that everyone please continue to do their part in being cautious and preventing any more exposure to this mosquito borne illness!"