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Loudon County, Virginia, Decides Against Spraying for Ticks

July 16

After much debate, officials in Loudon County, Virginia have decided against using widespread pesticide spraying to kill ticks. The county, which has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the country, is concerned over the effects the chemicals would have on other wildlife such as bees and the negative impact on the water supply. Official David Goodfriend comments.