NEPHI -- A Nephi family is suing Juab County and some of its employees, saying the county's anti-mosquito spraying is trespassing and the pesticides pose a health risk.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/nqdq0s ) the suit was filed Tuesday in Utah's 4th District Court. It seeks an injunction on the spraying and unspecified damages.
Plaintiffs Blaine and Norma Malquist, and their daughter Eileen, allege the spraying is a nuisance and negligent.
They say the practice has a nominal impact on mosquito populations and allege the county is using a chemical agent that's harmful for children and pregnant women.
A temporary restraining order has also been sought as the petition for an injunction is processed.
The attorney for Juab County hadn't returned a message seeking comment by midmorning Thursday.