Mosquito Spraying starts in Sheridan - KOTA Territory News

Mosquito Spraying starts in Sheridan

Mosquito spraying in Sheridan County has officially started this week. The Sheridan County Weed and Pest has contracted for planes to supply the pesticide.

The applications occur in the early mornings and will treat mosquito habitats such as creeks, streams and major drainages.

Vectobac 12 AS is the product that is used to kill the mosquito and black fly larvae. The pH levels in the larvae can break down the proteins of the substance, which is why only the larvae  affected. It is an all-natural products and is completely safe to any human, plant, or animal that it comes in contact with. 

It will also protect against West Nile Virus. Last year there were 15 known cases of the virus and one death in Wyoming.

Assistant Supervisor Luke Sander says that the applications have been effective against the virus so far.

"We do it basically to control West Nile. We get a grant from the state to cover 50% of the cost and then the county pays the rest of it. West Nile has been on the increase lately," Sander said. 

The mosquito applications will occur again the third week of July and August of this year.
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