Additional Early Morning Mosquito Control Spraying
The City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting additional spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this Friday morning and over the next several weeks.
A map on the City’s website outlines targeted zone(s) where spraying will occur. Sioux Falls Zone 5 is scheduled for spraying during the morning of Friday, August 18, between 4 and 8 a.m., weather permitting.
Additionally, the Health Department sprays the City bike trail two mornings a week between the hours of 4 and 8 a.m. All spraying is subject to change due to weather conditions.
This targeted spray effort is being conducted in response to increased numbers of mosquito populations. The Sioux Falls Mosquito Control Program follows a phased-response guideline created by the CDC that is used to determine when spray events and other treatments are needed.
The City will be using the product Perm-X 30-30 for spray treatments. Products used by the City of Sioux Falls are designed to break down in the environment quickly and are used at very low concentrations. Perm-X 30-30 is a product approved for use by the EPA in residential areas for adult mosquito control.
As progress is made toward completing the spraying process, updates will be placed on the City’s website. In order to view the spray map, or for additional information such as which zone you live in, visit the website at www.siouxfalls.org/mosquito. Citizens wanting to report local concerns on mosquitoes or standing water should leave this information on the automated Mosquito Reporting Hotline at 605-367-8799.