City of Newnan annual mosquito programs begins June 1st

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 2:49pm
By: The Citizen

The city of Newnan Public Works Department is gearing up for its annual mosquito program. This year the program will begin June 1st. Every year the city of Newnan sprays city neighborhoods with a synthetic pyrethroid product. This product is a synthetic version of a natural insecticide produced by chrysanthemum flowers. This spray helps control adult mosquito populations within the City.

“This program has been ongoing for a number of years in the City and has worked very well,” says Michael Klahr, Public Works Director . We are spraying for health reasons surrounding mosquito-borne viruses (arboviruses) such as Eastern Equestrian Encephalitis and the West Nile Virus, as well as for providing an overall better quality-of-life.”

“The public is encouraged to look for items that may contain standing water around their properties. This will help deter breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” continues Klahr.

“We begin our mosquito management program June 1 and continue through September, fogging Monday through Friday from 7pm to 10pm, weather conditions permitting. We will accommodate special requests, including requests for not spraying near particular residences,” continues Klahr.

At this time, the Public Works Department does not have a program for larval monitoring or surveillance, nor does the Department use any larval control products. For special requests or for more information on the mosquito program please contact the city of Newnan Public Works Department at 770-253-1823.

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