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Published June 17 2010

Moorhead, Mapleton to spray for mosquitoes

Crews will spray tonight for mosquitoes in Moorhead and Mapleton, N.D., if weather conditions permit.

Spraying is scheduled in Moorhead between 8 p.m. and midnight.

The spray has very little toxicity to people and animals, according to Moorhead officials. As a general precaution, the city recommends people avoid the spray machines and avoid walking through spray clouds.

It must be at least 58 degrees with winds less than 10 mph for spraying to take place. If weather prohibits, spraying will be rescheduled for a later date.

For questions concerning the spray program – including requests to have the spray machine turned off as it passes your home – call (218) 299-5422.

Cass County crews will spray in Mapleton beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Residents are asked to stay inside when crews are out. Cass County crews will stop sprayers if people are in the vicinity or downwind of the application.