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City Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Week of June 3, 2024

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By the City of McPherson

 

McPHERSON Kan. — To proactively address a significant mosquito breeding issue exacerbated by recent moisture, the City of McPherson has scheduled selective spraying for mosquitoes in our parks, golf course, cemetery, and CHS on Tuesday 06/04/2024. With an expected break in the weather and favorable winds forecasted, the City of McPherson is taking these measures to ensure your safety. Spraying will only occur when wind speed is below ten mph and no moisture is in the forecast.

Weather permitting, the entire City will be thoroughly sprayed on Thursday, 06/06/2024. The City will look at the need for an additional spray event soon. Spraying will be performed in the evening, starting between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. in public areas and continuing throughout the evening.

Residents, especially those with asthma or respiratory sensitivity, should remain indoors during spraying. To reduce indoor exposure, residents should close windows, doors, and vents and turn off fans and window-unit air conditioners (or set them to recirculate). They should also remove children’s toys and outdoor furniture from the outside, wash them before using them 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.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Mosquito Spraying process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Public Lands and Facilities Director at (620) 245-2535 or [email protected]. Your feedback and questions are important to us, and we are here to help you with any concerns you may have.