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Paid To Get Buzzed

You could say Ellie Jenkins is just itching to go to work every day.

She winds up scratching a lot in her job as a mosquito counter for the Chatham County Mosquito Control Commission.

On a typical work day, Jenkins heads to 38 checkpoints, stands with her arms and legs slightly spread, and waits for the mosquitoes. No slapping allowed.

Five or more bites per minute means it’s time to bring out the spray trucks.

Despite the fact that she has to take her work home each night, Jenkins enjoys her job, which runs from April 1 through October.

“I just love being outside and driving around,” she said.

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