Aerial Spraying on Minot Air Force Base
By 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management office , 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management office
/ Published June 13, 2016
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 June 27 - 30 and July 18 - 21 for Minot Air Force Base, and the city of Minot. 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 10:30 p.m. The applications will be made using a modified C-130H cargo aircraft at 150ft 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 723-2393.