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Bossier city is taking a proactive approach in the fight against west Nile. Work crews are busy clearing a small wooded area behind Tinsley Park off of East Texas Street to reduce breeding ground for mosquitoes. "Primarily to reduce habitat for mosquitoes, we receive a lot of complaints from folks who visit the park there," City Spokesman Mark Natale said. He says Tinsley Park hosts several sporting events throughout the year and right now they're fighting to keep it from becoming a host for mosquito born diseases. "When you're talking West Nile and the spread of West Nile due to mosquitoes the city wants to do all it can to help minimize that," Natale said. The clearing of 57-acres of city property cost about seventy thousand dollars with money from the 2013 capital improvement budget approved by the council.  Natale says these efforts will serve two purposes by improving access back to the wooded area, and to make it look a little nicer and improve the aesthetics of the park as well. It will also protect visitors who come to the area. "We want their visit here to be as pleasurable as possible, because mosquitoes are an issue here in Louisiana. The city sprays four days a week, rotating from morning applications to evening.  
 

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