OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - Recent rains have increased the chances that mosquitoes will be a big problem this year.
But some towns, like Okolona, are already out spraying.
The town's public works director said crews have been extensively spraying for the past month.
They also use government-approved pesticides to place in areas where the harmful creatures breed and lay eggs.
Richard Cousin, the public works director, said crews generally try to spray once a week.
He said the number of sprays might increase as more people call in.
He also said the number might increase if West Nile Virus is detected.
Crews will drop tablets in standing water and remove as many old tires in the community that they can.