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Posted on: April 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Annual Aerial Mosquito Abatement Begins Soon

An aerial photo of Midland's Tridge and the downtown area, including the river

Update: April 14, 2021 -  Midland County Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial larviciding for mosquitoes beginning Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and may take up to 14 days to complete, weather permitting.  Airplane tail numbers are as follows:  N602RE, N602KE, N502DE and will be conducting repetitive flights over woodland.  Midland County residents can take a look and see if they are included in the aerial program on at https://mosquito-midlandcounty.hub.arcgis.com/pages/spring-larviciding. Vectobac 12AS liquid will be applied to woodland pools in the highlighted areas by airplane between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and dusk as weather permits. The material used in this program is a naturally-occurring soil bacterium which is toxic to mosquitoes and related biting flies but nontoxic for humans, pets and all other life forms.

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April 9, 2021 – In the coming weeksMidland County Mosquito Control will take to the skies to begin its annual mosquito abatement program. Residents are advised that low-flying yellow crop duster airplanes will be treating areas of standing water to eliminate mosquito larvae. The active chemical used for mosquito control is safe for both humans and animals and only mosquito larvae are negatively impacted by treatment.

Residents are invited to watch the aircraft take off, land and load from the Midland Community Aviation Discovery Area (MCADA) at Jack Barstow Airport in Midland. 

The MCADA is open to the public and offers visitors the ability to learn about all things aviation, including a comfortable viewing area for watching airplane takeoffs and landings and flight preparation activity, a real airplane on display, an aviation-themed educational area, and broadcasted radio communications from pilots available for public listening. There is also a covered pavilion with picnic tables and play areas for younger children. 

For more information about Midland County Mosquito Control, visit www.co.midland.mi.us/mosquitocontrol. To learn more about the Midland Community Aviation Discovery Area, visit www.kikw.com

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