In an effort to combat a significant mosquito breeding issue created by the moisture over the last several weeks the City of McPherson will be spraying for mosquitoes. The expected break in the weather and wind over the next several days provides a good opportunity to begin the spraying process. A full spraying of the City will occur over the evening of June 20th, 2014. The City will assess the need for an additional spray event in the near future.
Spraying will be performed in the evening starting around 10:00 p.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.