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Rone says mosquito spraying will return
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It’s been a year since the city of McMinnville stopped spraying for mosquitoes and local residents are feeling the effects of the decision, literally.“We can’t sit outside,” said city resident June Haley. “We try and sit outside on the front porch some, but mosquitoes are everywhere. I tried to look for standing water to eliminate it, like they told me to do, but there is no standing water.”Haley says she called McMinnville Public Works Department last year about a mosquito problem and was told to eliminate all standing water because the city’s equipment was down and spraying had stopped.Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.