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Monday, 25 July 2011 14:20
mosquitoThe City of Vicksburg's Mosquito Control Department is dedicated to controlling the population of mosquitoes within the city limits. The safety of the public is our main priority. Surveillance, adulticide, and larvicide are the strategies for controlling the population of mosquitoes.

This department begins spraying for mosquitoes starting in late March and ends the season in late November. (Weather determines when the season will start and end.) The department employs two drivers to run the mosquito trucks six (6) day per week (weather permitting). These trucks are equipped with advanced technology which will record, monitor, and control the chemical and routes on a daily basis.

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Mosquito FAQ's


What time do the drivers begin spraying?

The drivers begin each days route at 5:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Why are the drivers not spraying my area?

There could be are a few reasons why the drivers are not spraying an area. The following is a list of possible reasons why an area does not get sprayed.

If the weather conditions are not appropriate, the trucks will not spray. Weather conditions that will cause a delay for spraying are:

  • Winds are over 10 mph
  • Rain
  • The temperature is too low.

Your area will not be skipped. It will be sprayed when the weather conditions are appropriate. If there are people standing in the street or children present in the area, the trucks will not spray that area. This is a safety precaution. We ask that if you see the truck in your area, go inside until the truck has left the area.

Holidays such as: Easter, Memorial Day, Forth of July, and Labor Day will also cause a driver not to spray a particular area. This is a safety precaution for people that will be holding a gathering outdoors.

I did not hear or see the truck go by my house. Why did they not spray my area?

You may not always hear or see the trucks go by your home. The new London Fog ULV (ultra low volume) sprayers do not make as much noise as the older thermal foggers. The reason you do not see the trucks as much is because the new ULV sprayers put out a fine mist, unlike the "dense fog" emitted by the older thermal foggers.

Please call our office if you have any questions concerning the City of Vicksburg's Mosquito Control Department. We will be happy to assist you.

You can also use the online service request to make a complaint 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Just fill out the form and it will be forwarded to the Mosquito Control Department.

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 15:25
 

Mosquito Control Contact

con_tel Phone: 601-634-4538
con_fax Fax: 601-631-3720
emailButton email: tammyj@vicksburg.org


con_addressPhysical Address:
City of Vicksburg
Mosquito Control Department
1080 Army Navy Drive
Vicksburg, Ms 39180 

con_addressMailing Address:
City of Vicksburg
Mosquito Control Department
PO Box 150
Vicksburg, MS 39181
Vicksburg, MS, US

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