Mosquito Spraying

The City will begin spraying for Mosquitoes on Sunday night, August 20,2023, as part of our responsibility to help control vector borne illnesses such as the Zika Virus and West Nile Disease.  Spraying occurs between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM, when mosquitoes are most active and pollinators such as bees and butterflies are not in order to reduce the effects on those pollinators.  Residents who have respiratory issues and those who keep bees can sign up to receive alerts during our annual spraying activities by following the links on the City's main webpage.

The City sprays one or two weeks per year, based on citizen complaints and observed mosquito populations.  The current round will begin Sunday, August 20, 2023 and will conclude Friday morning, August 25,2023.   Spraying begins west of town and progresses east throughout the week.  Spraying is done in sections which are based on the political wards that the city is divided into.  A map of those wards can be found by clicking below.

Ward Map  

The order, by ward, that the spraying will follow is:

Night # 1 - Ward 1 and part of Ward 6 (North of Lincoln Ave.)

Night # 2 - Ward 2 and finish Ward 6 (South of Lincoln Ave.)

Night # 3 - Ward 5

Night # 4 - Ward 3

Night # 5 - Ward 4

Weather and/or other circumstances may delay or halt our operations but we will always pick-up where we left off the night before.  Using this schedule and the ward map found above, residents with respiratory issues are urged to keep their windows closed overnight and beekeepers are urged to cover and restrict entrances to hives that they maintain.

Below are links to maps showing our progress throughout the week. (Note: The blue line on the map indicates the truck route and the red band under the blue line indicates when the sprayer was in operation.)