July 7, 2004 -- Posted at 5:05 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO -- The maddening mosquito menace is in full swing in Region 8. Mosquitoes are always bad in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri but this summer their numbers seem higher than usual.
"Their are some sprays that you can apply to these animals. Some of them are pretty good, but generally speaking they don't last for a very long time as far as repelling the mosquitoes," said Dr. Vaughn, "It's almost a loosing battle."