Craig briefs: Pest management to take place in county
July 5, 2015
Pest management to take place in county
Moffat County will conduct mosquito larva control daily through October.
Due to the unusually high amount of rain this year, standing water is everywhere. This additional mosquito habitat makes it impractical to aerial spray before the end of June.
Aerial spraying for broad area adult mosquitoes took place from June 30 to July 3 in the city of Craig and surrounding county areas. Spraying times will be on a weather-permitting basis, early morning or early evening.
County crews treat the golf course from 9 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday. Loudy-Simpson Park is treated at the conclusion of each treatment schedule. Adult and larva work is conducted at Shadow Mountain and Maybell on an as-needed basis.
While the department tries to treat Loudy-Simpson Park and the golf course during times when people aren't present, if you do notice the department spraying in the area, avoid coming into contact with the spray.
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