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Mosquito fogging to begin on GFAFB

Posted 4/5/2012   Updated 4/5/2012 Email story   Print story


319th Civil Engineering Squadron Pest Management Section

4/5/2012 - GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The early arrival of warm spring weather brings an unwelcome guest: Mosquitoes.

The 319th Civil Engineering Squadron Pest Management Section will begin fogging once mosquito surveillance data allows chemical control in compliance with state and federal requirements.

This article serves as notification that mosquito fogging will begin May 1, 2012.

Mosquito fogging hours are between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Fogging will occur, weather permitting, two to three times per week. Although Monday through Friday are normal fogging days, it is possible that fogging may be conducted on weekends.

Please note that rain or winds in excess of 10 mph will cancel fogging activities.

It is recommended that occupants stay indoors during mosquito fogging operations. Children should avoid following the fogging truck and playing in the fog.

If a driver sees children who are not following these guidelines, the area will not be sprayed. If outside your housing unit and you see the fogging truck approaching, please go indoors or stay inside your vehicle until the truck as passed.

This year the base will be using a new mosquito fogging chemical called Kontrol 4-4.

The MSDS can be found at the manufacturer's website.

Additional components of mosquito control this year are the use of 15 Mosquito Magnets (mostly placed in housing) and three aerial sprays scheduled for May 14-18, June 25-29 and August 6-10. Additional information will be sent out regarding the aerial spray.

As always - remember to use an insect repellent containing DEET.

You can contact the 319th CES Pest Management shop at 747-4289 for more details about the base mosquito programs.

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