In an effort to combat a significant mosquito breeding issue created by the moisture over the last several weeks, tonight the City of McPherson will do a selective spraying for mosquitoes in our parks and golf course.
With the number of special events scheduled for this upcoming weekend in our public facilities, and the break in weather with favorable winds in the forecast, the City of McPherson intends to do a selective spray between 8:00 and 9:00 this evening.
Weather permitting, a full spraying of McPherson will take place beginning next week from June 8 - 12.
The city will assess the need for additional spray event in the near future. Spraying will be performed in the evenings starting between 8 p.m. -12 a.m. in public areas and continuing throughout the evening. Mid Kansas Online will announce the sprayings as they are scheduled.
Residents, especially those with asthma or respiratory sensitivity, should remain indoors during spraying. Residents should close windows, doors, and vents; should turn off fans and window-unit air conditioners (or set to recirculate) to reduce indoor exposure; remove children’s toys and outdoor furniture from outside and/or wash them before using again; wash all produce; and wash skin and hair if exposed to the pesticide.
The City of McPherson has been and will also be using Mosquito Dunks, which are larvicide tablets that can be dropped in standing water areas throughout public drainage areas across the City of McPherson.
We appreciate the cooperation of citizens as we try to address any issues related to mosquitoes.
If there are question on the Mosquito Spraying process, contact Public Lands and Facilities Director at (620) 245-2535 or by email at [email protected]