In a unique effort to help control the mosquitoes, Latimer Lakes Park in Horn Lake is joining forces with the local library to build bat boxes. Bats eat bugs. The more skeeters eaten, the less of a chance there is to spread West Nile.
In DeSoto County, spraying has been stepped up to five days a week, as has the use of larvicide.
The hope is that a sharp cold spell could kill off the majority of the mosquito population.
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