The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission is scheduled to start their annual spring aerial larviciding program Monday, April 21.
The program takes five to eight days to complete depending on weather conditions and it controls mosquito breeding in seasonally flooded woodlands.
The program covers 44,800 acres of woodland mosquito breeding habitat throughout Saginaw County. The treatment consists of an aerial application of a natural soil bacillus attached to ground corn cob. It's applied at a rate of 2.5 to 3 pounds per acre in and around populated areas.
After floodwaters recede woodland river floodplain habitat and specific areas of the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge will be larvicided.
This program controls spring mosquitoes and has no effect on summer mosquito populations.
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