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Mosquito spraying will take place Thursday July 31 at approximately 9:15-9:30 and end around midnight.
Low flying aircraft will apply the mosquito control product Anvil 10+10 a sumethrin based synthetic pyrithroid that is register by the EPA as a public health insecticide labeled for residential and agricultural use.
The rate of application will be 0.62 oz. per acre or a little over 1/2 a shot glass distributed over the size of a football field.
The primary goal is to reduce the number of disease carrying (West Nile Virus) and potential disease carrying mosquitoes and will intervene in the transmission cycle of the disease.
WE HAVE FFA CLEARANCE AND WE WILL BE SPRAYING THURSDAY NIGHT STARTING AT SUNDOWN OVER 10000 ACRES AROUND MIDDLETON FOR WEST NILE VIRUS CARRYING MOSQUITOES
The Middleton area has become the focus for West Nile Virus activity and mosquito control response. Over the past few nights, three mosquito traps have tested positive for West Nile Virus:
The trap locations are:
1. Between Lansing Lane/Kingsbury south of Foothill Dr
2. Lansing Lane and Landruff Lane (S. of Hwy. 44)
3. Middleton Rd. and Boise River. south of Bridge.
Because these traps were positive on successive nights and the continued monitoring of the high population of Culex species (WNV carriers), aerial spraying is being considered to quickly reduce numbers of mosquitoes and reduce the risk of the spread of West Nile Virus. A 10,000 acre spray block (15.5 square miles)is being drawn upstarting at Kingsbury Rd. (east boundary) N. to Hill Rd/Willis Road (north boundary)across the Boise River (south boundary). A western boundary will extend to Farmway/Hwy 44 over Farmway Village to just past Old Hwy 30 and following River Road/Channel Road, Curtis Park and Boise River. (see map)