San Joaquin County's fight against mosquitoes and the deadly West Nile virus has topped headlines in recent weeks. For the first time in county history, the local mosquito control agency dropped pesticides over Lodi and other populated cities in August in its unprecedented effort to combat the mosquito-carried virus that has left one man dead.
While mosquitoes have always been an annoyance and health concern, when and how did mosquito control start in San Joaquin County?
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