In-House Mosquito Control Program

With the assistance of Univar Environmental Services, the City of Jackson is in the process of implementing an in-house integrated mosquito management program to improve the quality of life during the summer months and for public health reasons. Mosquito species are specific to the diseases they readily transmit to pets, wildlife, and humans. The most common diseases spread by mosquitoes in Minnesota are heartworm in dogs and cats, West Nile Virus to birds, horses, and humans, and La Crosse Encephalitis to small woodland animals and humans, of which children are most susceptible. The City’s Street Department will be using a London Fog Model 18-20 ULV Mosquito Sprayer to fog portions of the town. It is anticipated that approximately 7 applications will occur this first year, although the specific dates of the applications have not yet been determined. The applications will generally occur between 8:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the evenings, and the equipment will be calibrated so that the vehicle speed can average 15 MPH. The wind speed must be at least 1 MPH, but not more than 10 MPH. Based on the direction of the wind, only east-west streets will be sprayed, meaning that not every street will need to be covered.

The City will use its website and Facebook page to provide notice in advance of applications taking place.  Posted notice will be provided at least 24 hours in advance, and will be posted on the City's website and Facebook page. 

To obtain a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the chemicals used during the applications, please contact City Hall or click on the attached pdfs.

Residents are encouraged to inspect their properties and turn over, cover, or throw out any items that could potentially hold water. Common items include tires, buckets, cans, flower pots/saucers, toys, pet bowls, and tarps that are bunched up and can hold water. The less time something holds water, the less likely it is to be a mosquito breeding container.


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