AERIAL SPRAYING ON MINOT AIR FORCE BASE
5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 07, 2018
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
Minot Air Force Base has requested assistance from the 910th Airlift Wing's Air Force Aerial Spray Squadron, to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito control between August 21-22, 2018 for Minot Air Force Base and the city of Williston N.D. Due to uncertain weather conditions the exact time and area to be treated cannot be determined in advance.
The Air Force Aerial Spray Squadron will be applying U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered pesticides. Adult mosquito control will occur between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The applications will be made using a modified C-130H cargo aircraft at 150 ft above ground level.
The purpose of the aerial spraying for mosquitoes is to protect public health, ease working conditions, and improve the quality of life for members working at Minot AFB and living in the surrounding area. Again due to uncertain weather conditions the exact time and area to be treated cannot be determined in advance.
Minot AFB Public Health recommends humans and domestic animals remain indoors while the aerial spraying is occurring immediately overhead or upwind from your location and until the mist settles to the ground. These products were selected because they pose minimal health hazards to humans and domestic animals with aerial application.
Concerned citizens should contact the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management office at (701) 723-2393.