State and Federal Law dictates that mosquito spraying only take place when temperatures at sunset are above 50 degree F with winds less than 10 MPH. This is to help protect bees and other pollinators also this is when mosquitos are the most active. As of Memorial Day weekend district employees have been out inspecting and treating standing water and setting traps throughout the district to get local mosquito populations. Once environmental conditions are met and trap thresholds are reached, nightly fogging operations will take place throughout the district.
As for a schedule, here at EMAD we try and spray the entire district at least once a week and during peak mosquito season we shoot for twice a week, but as stated above it’s complicated. Since we are located in a resort community we try and get our spraying done before the weekend, (typically we spray Monday through Thursday and quite frequently we go out on Sundays) we do this because in the past, spraying on Fridays has been changeling with the increased cars and people on the road. As summer moves on and the weather stabilizes our schedule and routes become more predictable.
Thanks for your patience, any questions email is the best this time of year since we are in and out of the office.
THE EDWARDS MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT is seeking someone to fill a volunteer board position. A qualifying person is a resident within the district as well as a registered voter in Valley County. Interested persons should contact the office at 208-325-4096 or email for more information.