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High winds force Reno County to delay spraying for mosquitoes

The Bay County Health Department has reinforced the previous mosquito-borne illness advisory. (Pixnio)
The Bay County Health Department has reinforced the previous mosquito-borne illness advisory. (Pixnio)(WJHG)
Published: Jul. 19, 2019 at 12:10 AM CDT
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High winds hampered Reno County's aerial spraying efforts to take care of the mosquito population Thursday night.

Dan Markowski, with

, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment contacted his company for he job.

The state health department says

"There was a lot of flooding this spring and that brings a lot of mosquitoes, and that brings some concern with trying to get them under control," said Markowski.

His company was prepared to put up a twin-engine plane filled with product to kill off the pests Thursday night, but after a test flight proved the conditions to be too windy, they decided to push back the project.

Now scheduled for Friday night, a pilot and co-pilot with the company will fly 300 feet above the ground spraying a product commonly used for mosquito control.

From 9 p.m to 2 a.m., the team will spray about two tablespoons of the product per acre to cover 50,000 acres in the county.

KDHE says the product is not a health risk for people or animals.

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