After much buzz over mosquito spraying last year, Danville drew up a compromise: Spray adults when needed and use water-soluble pesticides to kill larvae.
The Department of Agriculture will spray throughout the city and at county convenience centers tonight, if it doesn't rain. If it is too wet tonight, the Ag Department will spray another day.
Kentucky sprays because somebody or several somebodies have complained.
It doesn't mean that there are an abundance of mosquitoes or any threat of West Nile Virus. In fact, Dr. John Poe, an epidemiologist with the state, says that as the years pass West Nile will likely become less and less of a problem.
In 2003, there were one-fifth of the cases than in 2002.
"It's not a major risk in Kentucky," Poe said. "Especially in Boyle County."
Low-lying westerly counties have more problems with standing water, and so more mosquito problems.
It's not that there is no risk from West Nile, but that there is very little.