the mosquito season progresses, mosquitoes produced mostly agricultural
areas move into our towns. As these numbers cross a certain
threshold, the District begins its adulticide program. By reducing
the numbers of mosquitoes, the odds of being bitten diminish.
More importantly, when disease is present, the chances for transmission
Adulticiding must be done during a temperature inversion.
During the mosquito season, temperature inversions typically
occur at dawn and dusk. So fogging is done early in the morning
before most people are awake or active outdoors.
activity peaks at both dawn and dusk. Fogging at one of these
times allows for the best chance of impacting mosquitoes while
decreasing the chances for an exposure in people. When the chances
for public exposure are higher, as in town fogging, only the
safest materials are considered for use.
The District always makes use of the local newspaper and radio
stations to make residents aware of when spray operations will
begin. Residents are encouraged to avoid sprays by staying indoors
and by keeping doors and windows closed during July, August
and September between the hours of 9:00 PM and 6:30 AM.
We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may
have about this program. Please contact our office Monday thru
Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM.