Mosquito numbers expected to drop off within next month

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – With most of the focus this summer on the coronavirus, there hasn’t been much attention on the West Nile Virus.

The battle against mosquitoes has gone pretty well, according to Tyler Bierman, Park Superintendent with the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.

Bierman said they have done just one aerial spraying and weekly ground applications this summer.

He said the mosquito season will be coming to an end within the next month once cooler weather rolls in.

He said numbers in traps dictate the amount of times that spraying takes place.

Bierman said there have been 17 cases of West Nile Virus nationally, including one in Brown County.

He said the overall numbers are similar to other years.