With the threat of the Zika virus in Louisiana, Minden city officials could soon be taking extra precautions by beginning the mosquito-spraying season early.

Winky Newer, with the City of Minden, says depending on the weather, they may begin spraying earlier than their normal start date in March.

“We’ve talked about it, and I know it’s supposed to be warm this week,” he said. “If it stays warm, we may expedite it. Over the years, mosquitoes change and the same chemical doesn’t work every year. But we’ve taken care of that with the chemicals we’ve ordered this year.”

The city sprays inside the

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