Mosquito Spraying in McPherson Tonight!

By Wayne Burns, Director Public Lands and Facilities
August 10, 2016

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 selective spraying for mosquitoes in our community Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11.

The expected break in the weather and with favorable winds forecast the City of McPherson intends to spray Wednesday and Thursday nights. 

The City will assess the need for additional spray event in the near future. Spraying will be performed in the evening starting between 8 p. m. -12 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, 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.