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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just a week ago a mosquito emergency was declared in southwest Georgia, but thanks to vigilant spraying Environmental Control officials say they think they have the problem under control.

Crews have been spraying seven nights a week in Albany and Dougherty County and it seems to be helping. They've had complaints go from about 50 a day to just four. Manager Donell Mathis says crews don't want to let up now, especially since there's still a lot of water in some areas of the county.

"Right now we want to stay on top of them. Now that we've got them down, we want to keep them down," said Donell Mathis, Environmental Control Manager.

The emergency declaration made last week could eventually lead to federal money for communities who don't have the needed resources to combat mosquitoes. Donell Mathis says as long as the area remains dry the mosquito population should remain in check.

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