District to Spray for Mosquitoes Today

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Mosquito Treatment
Matt Weber treats an area where mosquitoes have been found (Photo: West Umatilla Mosquito Control District)

The West Umatilla Mosquito Control District will be conducting targeted aerial mosquito control spraying with a twin engine airplane after sunset on Thursday, May 25th, weather permitting.

The application is taking place in response to a number of large hatches of mosquitoes in several areas of Western Umatilla County. This spring, the district has already surpassed the number of service requests that it received all of last year. Most of the requests are coming from primarily three areas within the district and those areas will all be included.

A total of 10,000 acres are to be targeted including the areas north and east of the Hermiston city limits, the Highway 730 area between the city of Umatilla and the Morrow County line, and also portions of the East Loop Road. Ground trucks will be used within the city limits. For more information please contact the West Umatilla Mosquito Control District at 567-5201 or visit the website at www.wumcd.org.