The City of Albert Lea has contracted with Mosquito Control of Iowa for mosquito control again this season.
They are scheduled to begin spraying for the season on on Thursday, June 9th. They will start spraying at dusk. The first application will be by ground.
In the weeks ahead, application will be done on Wednesday evenings. In the event of rain or high winds, applications will be done on Thursday evenings.
This year, most of the control will be aerial spraying.
They are using a product called Kontrol 4-4. This is a Permethrin based product which is safe yet effective against mosquitoes and gnats. This product has quick knockdown, low odor, and is non-corrosive.
Even though the safest products have been chosen, common sense tells you that precaution should be used with any pesticide.
In addition to the adult mosquito control program, there are several things homeowners can do to reduce the mos