City spraying for mosquitoes today in public areasThe City Vector Control Department will be spraying in Jamestown for adult mosquitoes in public areas such as recreational areas and parks located within the city limits.
The City Vector Control Department will be spraying in Jamestown for adult mosquitoes in public areas such as recreational areas and parks located within the city limits. Spraying will be done in these areas only and is scheduled to begin today at dusk.
All spraying is contingent upon weather conditions.
Parents are advised to keep children out of the streets and away from the spray machines. Motorists should use caution when traveling in the vicinity of sprayer units.
Residents can obtain additional reduction of mosquito populations by supplementing the mosquito control operations with the spraying of individual backyards where necessary. It is also recommended that grass be mowed regularly and shrubs trimmed to reduce resting places for the mosquitoes. Articles holding water such as tires and other receptacles should be emptied to prevent the development of mosquito larvae.
Anvil is the chemical that will be applied. Anvil is premixed with mineral oil in preparing the spraying formulation. Anvil is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide which is one of the most desirable mosquito adulticides currently available due to its compatibility with the environment, low toxicity, low irritation levels and the fact that it does not harm painted surfaces or wildlife at recommended field use rates.
If there are any questions about the scheduled application, call City Hall at 252-5900.