In an effort to combat a significant mosquito breeding issue created by the moisture over the last several weeks, the City of McPherson will do a community-wide spray for mosquitoes. Because of the number of special events scheduled for this upcoming weekend in our public facilities combined with the break in weather with favorable winds in the forecast, the spray is scheduled for tonight.
The City will assess the need for additional spray event in the near future. Spraying will be performed this evening starting between 10 p. m. -1 a. m. in public areas and continue throughout the evening.
Residents, especially those with asthma or respiratory sensitivity, should remain indoors during spraying. Residents should close windows, doors, and vents and 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 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 E-mail at [email protected] .