Rainfall in June as high as six inches above normal

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 16:23 PM.

He said state and some county mosquito control programs have been cut or even eliminated as budgets have become tighter. For example, Craven County lost funding for its program in 2011. The only cities in Craven County that have active mosquito programs that allow for possible spraying if the insects get too bad are Havelock and River Bend, according to Silverthorne.

Bill Ebron, director of public services for Havelock, said the city logs any phone calls from residents complaining about mosquitoes.

"As we compile them and start seeing a pattern emerge where it reveals to us that we do have a mosquito population that warrants spraying in the area, then mosquito spraying will be scheduled," he said.

Havelock has not done any spraying for mosquitoes this summer. However, more rain is in the forecast for Friday, and the remnants of Tropical Storm Chantal could bring even more rain to the area, according to the weather service.  



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