Midland County Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial larviciding of flooded woodlands beginning Monday, April 17 and may take up to 14 days to complete, weather permitting. Approximately 55,000 wooded acres throughout the city and county will be treated between the hours of 7:00 am and dusk. Aircraft will apply granule or liquid to standing water in these areas. Airplanes conducting the work can be identified by their yellow color and repetitive flights over woodlands.
The material used in this program is a naturally-occurring soil bacterium which is toxic to mosquitoes and related biting flies but safe for humans, pets and all other life forms. On our website at https://www.co.midland.mi.us/MosquitoControl.aspx. Midland County residents can take a look and see if they are included in the aerial program.
In addition to the area treated by airplane, Mosquito Control crews will be treating additional woodland pools during April and May. Residents with questions about the program can be directed to Mosquito Control at 832-8677.