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Gary Brannan, Moffat County weed and pest management manager, and Pam Boyd, pest control technician, examine the results of two mosquito abatement tests conducted in Moffat County earlier this week. The department utilizes a variety of mosquito abatement techniques and strive for 95 percent control throughout the county. Aerial treatments for adult mosquitoes are scheduled to continue through Friday.

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Mosquito abatement program successful in Moffat County

Pest department exceeding goal of 95 percent control

Gary Brannan, Moffat County weed and pest management manager, said Tuesday it’s time to set the record straight about a noticeable decline in mosquito numbers in Craig. Although a common misconception exists among residents that there are fewer flying pests in Moffat County because of the weather, Brannan said mosquito numbers are down this year in large part due to the work of his pest management team. “I’ve had so many people tell me that we don’t have any mosquitoes because it’s been such a hot and dry year,” Brannan said. “I just want them to be aware of why we don’t have any.” On Tuesday Brannan, and pest control technician Pam Boyd, were comparing the results of two test traps the department set this week.

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