Contact: Kala Wekenborg, Environmental Public Health Supervisor
573-874-7346 or mawekenb@GoColumbiaMO.com
Each year, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services partners with the city's Parks and Recreation Department to reduce the number of mosquitoes along trails in Columbia. This year's mosquito spraying program kicks off this Friday, June 7th.
Residents living along the city's trail system can expect to see a small, red Chevrolet truck driving along the trails on Friday mornings from approximately midnight to 6:00 a.m. from now through early fall. Spraying is most effective when done in the hours prior to sunrise and after dusk when temperatures are lower and most mosquitoes are active.
For more information on the city's mosquito control program, please contact Public Health and Human Services' Environmental Public Health Unit at 573-874-7346.