City to spray for mosquitoes Thursday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Citywide spraying for mosquitoes is set for Thursday May 30, 2019 between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. The Adulticiding equipment is noisy and travels at 10 mph. The mosquito control trucks are identified and travel with a flashing yellow light. Residents may want to go inside just before their area is sprayed and stay inside for 20-30 minutes until the aerosol cloud dissipates.

Residents should not run, walk or bike directly through the aerosol cloud behind the insecticide sprayer. Also, anyone who is sensitive to chemicals may want to close their windows during the ground spraying.

To ensure spray effectiveness during the spraying operations, the wind must be 10 mph or less and no inclement weather present. Winds higher than 10 mph or inclement weather will result in the spraying being suspended until conditions improve. Residents are encouraged to wash all fresh fruits and vegetables before using them. Beekeepers are advised to cover their bees.

For more information contact Aberdeen Mosquito Control Program at 626.7015 or visit our web site at: