In order to combat the mosquito population the City of Snyder will be fogging weekly for the next four weeks. Recent storms, warmer weather, and standing water out in the fields is ideal for breeding. The city has been treating the majority of the areas on public property with larvicide inside the city limit - unfortunately every time it rains it washes out the larvicide. Standing water in surrounding fields and pastures is also adding to the mosquito population.
The city sprays an adulticide and it is only effective on mosquitoes that have hatched. It has a 65% to 85% effective rate. If the mosquitoes are out and weather conditions are ideal the effectiveness of the fogging is higher. Wind speeds have to be less than 10 miles per hour.
The best way to help control the mosquito population is to get rid of standing water in bird baths, flower pots, unclean swimming pools, mow your lawn, cut tall weeds, etc. A mosquito egg only needs about a half an inch of standing water to survive.
Weather permitting the schedule for fogging is as follows:
Tuesdays - West of College Avenue
Wednesdays - East of College Avenue
Thursdays - North of Huffman Avenue, Hermleigh, Fluvanna, and Ira