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The Butte Strong Fund has approved an over 300 thousand dollar grant to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. State and federal funding was not readily available to support the massive increase in work in the county's mosquito and vector control district. That prompted the district to ask for the funds in order to help with increased labor costs and insecticides, along with mosquitofish needed to address mosquito breeding sources in the Paradise area. According to a Butte Strong Fund press release, officials say after the Camp Fire new mosquito breeding sources are prevalent on properties where no one is currently living.