Our View: Week in reviewCHEERS to the city for its decision to make a head-on attack of the mosquito population that has been ravaging Mitchell lately. Some are saying they’ve never seen it so bad when it comes to the pesky bugs, and we have to agree. It doesn’t matter where you live in Mitchell or where you are, the mosquitoes have been terrible this past week, and their tiny and annoying partners in misery — gnats — have been equally bothersome. Although we suspect the city’s spraying program will make some headway, we suggest folks use plenty of mosquito repellent in the coming weeks to avoid not only a body pocked with annoying and itchy mosquito bites, but also as a way to steer clear of West Nile virus. And as far as repelling gnats, those tiny flying hellions seem to have a strong dislike for vanilla extract and, for some reason, the muscle pain reliever Absorbine Jr.
By: Editorial board, The Daily Republic