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The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission will begin their annual Spring aerial larviciding program to control mosquito breeding.

The program will start to spray in the seasonally flooded woodlands on the week of April 23.

The mosquito abatement commission said it should take three to seven days to complete depending on weather conditions.

About 45,000 acres of woodland mosquito breeding grounds will be covered by the program throughout the county, including in and around populated areas.

The program only controls Spring mosquitoes and has no effect on the summer mosquito population.

The commission noted that Spring mosquito larvae are very resistant to winter weather and become inactive as water temperatures freeze over.

Spring adult mosquitoes will emerge and become active around mid-May, depending on the weather.

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