City-Wide Mosquito Spraying schedule for Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- The City of Aberdeen has scheduled a city-wide ground spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, August 5th between the hours of 9:00 pm and 1:00 am.

The adulticiding equipment is noisy and travels at 10 mph.  The mosquito control trucks are identified and travel with a flashing yellow light. To ensure spray effectiveness during the spraying operations, the wind must be 15 mph or less and no inclement weather present.  Winds higher than 15 mph or inclement weather will result in the spray being suspended until conditions improve.

West Nile virus has been identified in Aberdeen area.

This is a public health concern that requires your attention. This virus can affect all people, but people 50 and older are more at risk of death or serious illness.  You can reduce the risk of getting West Nile virus by eliminating mosquito habitat around your property, applying insect repellents, and wearing proper clothing when outdoors.  Protect yourself and loved ones from West Nile virus.

For more information, contact Aberdeen Mosquito Control Program at 626-7015.