Feeling a bit bugged by mosquitoes since Tropical Storm Imelda? Liberty County officials say they are working on the problem and have requested an aerial spray of the entire county.

On Sept. 20, the day after the storm, County Judge Jay Knight put in a federal request for an aerial application of mosquito insecticide but the request languished. Later Knight was told that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services first needed to perform mosquito counts, which involved entomologists and veterinarians weighing the positive aspects against the negative. Their concern was that beekeeping and livestock operations would be harmed by the aerial spraying.

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