Comer: Contractors will spray for mosquitoes at Kentucky, Barkley lakes


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture says contractors will spray to control the mosquito population around Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley this weekend.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the contractors will begin applying the treatment around the lakes Friday night. They plan to treat an area within two miles of the lakes, totaling 132,000 acres.

“This operation is the result of a lot of hard work by the department, other agencies, and our partners in the private sector,” Commissioner Comer said. “If the weather cooperates, citizens and tourists near the lakes soon will see some relief from this year’s severe mosquito infestation.”

The Department of Agriculture says no special precautions are required while contractors are treating the area, but area residents with health concerns should contact their healthcare providers.