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DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -

Heavy rain left a lot of standing water around town, creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Dougherty County workers aren't spraying yet. They've only received about eight complaints so far.

They say once the temperatures warm up later this week, they may start spraying.

Right now, the temperatures at night are still a little cool for a lot of mosquitoes to hatch.

"We don't start spraying until the temperatures level off at night because if you start spraying too early you won't be getting it knocked down and you won't have as many mosquitos out so you don't want to waste chemicals because they are important and expensive," says Donell Mathis, Environmental Control Manager.

Those who want to report a mosquito problem can call the public work's main line at 430-6120.

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