The City of Canton will begin spraying around the city in an effort to reduce the mosquito population beginning Monday and ending Friday.
The route will follow the garbage route schedule.
The spray is administered by an ultra low volume, or ULV, machine which puts out fine droplets of Evoluer, an adulticide with a low level of toxicity that is proven to be a safe and effective way towards elimination of many pests, including mosquitoes. The active ingredients in Evoluer are Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide.
The city does recommend, that even with the low toxicity, residents avoid direct contact with the spray.
The Canton Police Department encourages the community to do its part by eliminating any standing water on their properties. Standing water in bird baths, tires, buckets, etc. provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
For more information on the product used and spraying schedule, contact the Public Works Department at (309) 647-5022.