Spray routes are determined after checking mosquitos traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitos will be targeted first.
Tentative Spray Route Schedule:
Wednesday September 19th – Routes 30, 31, 32, 28
Thursday September 20th – Routes 26, 27, 28, 29
Friday September 21st — Routes 21, 23, 25
Saturday September 22nd – Routes 11, 17, 19, 24
Sunday September 23rd – Routes 23, 14, 15
After any significant rainfall, it is important for the public to remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. There are a number of different mosquitos species, some being active at night and others during the day. Aside from standing water, tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitos, so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely.
We need to keep repeating the “Five D’s” message of mosquito control which is:
- DEET — Use insect repellant containing DEET.
- DRESS — Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside during heavy infestation.
- DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK — Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when most mosquito species are active.
- DRAIN — Drain standing water in containers like old tires, flower pots, and clogged rain gutters.
- DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.
Vector Control can only spray and treat standing water in the Public areas of our city. We can not spray or treat standing water on private property. There are larvacides available at most home improvement stores that citizens can use to safely treat standing water on their private property.