Wellington mosquito spraying begins on June 9th and how you can keep them away from your house

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Downtown Wellington on N. Washington Ave.

The Wellington Street Department will begin its three-day mosquito spraying on Wednesday, June 9th.

The spraying will begin South of Harvey from Vandenburgh to Woodlawn. Then, on Friday, the spraying will take place North of Harvey from Vandenburgh to Hargis Creek Watershed.

If rain or high winds occur during the normal spraying hours (6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.) that area will be done the next day (morning or evening), weather permitting, or the next week on the scheduled day  

Spraying was suppose to start Monday at West of Vandenburgh Ave., but rain delayed the process for that on Monday and Tuesday. Now, West of Vandenburgh will be sprayed on Monday, June 14th.

There are some things you can do to help control the mosquito population around your home and property:

1.     Eliminate standing or stagnant water.

2.     Dispose of any tires, bathtubs or buckets, etc.

3.     Keep fresh water in bird baths.

4.     Clean out rain gutters.

5.     Fill in low spots in your yard that hold water.

For more information regarding mosquito spraying, please contact the Street Department at 620-326-7831 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.