Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region
If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.
Due to winds exceeding spray parameters, the Mosquito Control Program was unable to spray last evening. A map on the City’s website outlines targeted zone(s) where spraying will occur. We plan to spray Zones 7, 12, and 16 this evening between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. and resume citywide spray efforts after the holiday.
We strongly encourage everyone to wear DEET or other approved products to protect themselves over the holiday.
Additionally, the Health Department typically sprays the City bike trail two mornings a week between the hours of 4 and 8 a.m. during the summer, but this week we will be adding an additional event tomorrow morning. 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. People wanting to report local concerns on mosquitoes or standing water should leave this information on the automated Mosquito Reporting Hotline at 605-367-8799.