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City of Athens and Utilities
Friday May 20th, 2022 :: 03:42 p.m. CDT

Advisory

Mosquito spraying program to start Monday, May 23, weather permitting.

Weather permitting, Public Works will start mosquito spraying routes on Monday, May 23. 

Brad Gee, who oversees the program, said the routes and schedules are the same as last year: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. That schedule is subject to change because of weather. Gee said the trucks cannot fog in the rain or when wind speeds exceed 10 mph.
 
“If there is a holiday or a day skipped by weather we will make adjustments to the day of the route,” Gee said.
 
The route map is online at: https://www.athensalabama.us/DocumentCenter/View/114/Vector-Control-Districts-Map-PDF
 
Beekeepers who have hives inside the city limits can contact Gee to notify him of hive locations.
 
“The times we spray shouldn't affect them at all, but we like to know the locations to make sure,” he said.
 
Gee will keep a list of hive locations and avoid spraying when bees are foraging. Please call 256-262-1415. You can leave a message if no one answers. You can also email him at [email protected]
 
Gee said the city uses a product called Kontrol 30-30 made by Masterline. It consists of:

  • 30% Permethrin
  • 30% Piperonyl Butoxide
  • 40% Inert Ingredients
 
Permethrin is the active ingredient pesticide, and Piperonyl Butoxide is a synthetic pesticide that works with the Permethrin while the inert ingredients are there to act as a bonding agent and to keep the chemical from evaporating so quickly once it’s sprayed into the air. The chemical is mixed with mineral oil and distributed through an Ultra Low Volume sprayer. 
 
 
 




 

Address/Location
City of Athens and Utilities
200 Hobbs St W
Athens, AL 35611

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 256-233-8730

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