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Hoxie to continue increased mosquito spraying

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HOXIE, AR (KAIT) -

The city of Hoxie had decided to continue their increased mosquito spraying this morning.

The city used to spray one side of town one night and the other side of town the next night.

Last summer, however, they began spraying the entire city each time, six times a week in an effort to decrease any risk of the Zika virus spreading.

The fee for mosquito spraying increased $0.75 at the beginning of the year because of the increased spraying.

According to Hoxie Mayor Lanny Tinker, the increased fee will stay in place.

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