Mosquito Control

 

The City of Ashland will once again be treating for mosquitos in the City Parks. Insecticide will be applied in Brookside Park, Brookside West Park, Cahn Grove Park, Community Soccer Stadium, Spring Run Park on 16th Street, Emmons Field, Miller Field, Evergreen Park, and Davis Road Parks utilizing the services of an area contractor. The parks will be treated after dusk, beginning at approximately 9:30 pm, on Thursday, August 15, 2019. (Raindate – Monday, August 19)

Mosquito traps will be used to track the types of mosquitoes and the diseases which they may be carrying. Mosquito dunks will be placed in areas of standing water to disrupt the life-cycle and reproduction of mosquitoes.

The mosquito control application uses a combination of fogging and spraying, depending on the size of the area. The larger parks will utilize fogging around the perimeter of the parks, the ballfields, and the tree lines with minimum impact to the fields and grass areas. The smaller parks will be sprayed. To find out more about the insecticide used, please see the material safety data sheet for the insecticide below.

 

Schedule


  • Thursday, Aug. 15

The application of the insecticide begins after dusk. In order to limit the risk of human exposure, the time of application follows the conclusion of all scheduled park activities including ball games, concerts, and pavilion use.

Please remember that Ashland City Parks 
close at dusk

 

Locations


  • Brookside Park
  • Brookside Park West
  • Cahn Grove Park
  • Davis Rd Park
  • Kinnaman Park
  • Spring Run Park (16th St)
  • Emmons Field
  • Miller Field
  • Evergreen Park
  • Community Soccer Complex
  • Bicentenniel Park

Strategy


Adultacide (Fogging) - Targets
the adult mosquitoes


Mosquito Traps
- Set around the City and County of Ashland, the traps allow the Health Dept. to monitor the types of mosquitoes in our area and the diseases which they are currently carrying. 


Dunks
- Dunks are placed in standing bodies of water where they slowly release a bacterium which is eaten by the mosquito larvae. The dunks last about 30 days in the water but have long-term effects as they kill mosquitoes in their developmental stages.