STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER A foggy night
Mitchell wil be fogged Thursday night in an attempt to kill some of the many hungry mosquitoes in the city.
It's the second time the city has been fogged. Some think that hasn't been enough. Others sl... Posted on 7/8/10 at 6:14 PM
Mitchell will be fogged tonight or Friday to cut down on mosquitoes, if the weather permits it.
Parks and Recreation Department Director Dusty Rodiek said he and Field Operations Supervisor Tom Kippes decided to apply the mosquito-killing chemical if they can before the big Fourth of July weekend, when fireworks, picnics and other events will lure people outside.
While people with any sense flee mosquitoes and gnats, Tom Kippes seeks them out.
Kippes, the Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department’s field operations supervisor, checks five traps every day to see how many mosquitoes are in the city. Last week, there were plenty to catch.
More than 1,000 mosquitoes were captured from June 21 to 27 in a trap at Hitchcock Park, the apparent center of the mosquito problem in Mitchell. Mosquitoes and gnats that didn’t die inside the trap fly out when he unscrews the collections jar, but Kippes said mosquitoes don’t appear to want a piece of him.
PIERRE - Summer is a time for fun and relaxation. It’s also a period when bats and people may clash, usually to the detriment of bats.
At a time when we’re aggravated by mosquitoes and concerned about the diseases they carry, bats should be our heroes.
, July 16, 2009
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