Starting June 5th through August 28th, Lorson Ranch Metropolitan District will employ Vector Disease Control (VDCI) to spray for mosquitoes on Mondays from dusk until dawn. Spraying will not occur on rainy or windy days.
VDCI will be using the following for the mosquito abatement: Aqua-Kontrol 30-30
VDCI utilizes surveillance to track mosquito populations to learn where viruses, like Zika or West Nile, may be present or spreading in a community. Spraying insecticides from a truck is an important component of an Integrated Mosquito Management program used to control mosquitoes, especially when mosquito levels reach dangerous thresholds or disease is identified in a given area. VDCI uses only EPA-registered products and relies on data to ensure they are spraying the right amount of product in the right area at the right time.
Adulticide sprays immediately kill flying mosquitoes. Larvicide sprays kill mosquito larvae that hatch from eggs and lasts longer than adulticide sprays. Both products will temporarily reduce mosquito populations in an area but will not permanently get rid of them.
Spraying takes place in the early evening when mosquitoes are more active.
No, when done correctly, truck spraying will not harm people, pets, animals, or the environment.
Spraying is safe. You do not need to leave an area when truck spraying for mosquito control takes place. If you prefer to stay inside and close windows and doors when spraying takes place you can, but it is not necessary. If you are having any type of health problems after spraying, contact your doctor or healthcare provider. The spray does not harm pets, but you may choose to bring them inside when spraying occurs.
Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, they also present potential health hazards to humans and animals. There are positive steps you the homeowner can take to reduce this menace, since many generations of mosquitoes can breed right in your own yard.