The Street Department will be fogging for mosquitos and gnats starting Thursday May 31st at 8:00 p.m. then again on Monday evening, June 4th at 8:00 p.m. After that, weather permitting, we will be fogging every 3 days at the same starting time. We will fog past Riverfest weekend than evaluate the bug problem.
The weather has a lot to do with the effectiveness of the fogging, for instance, rain and cooler temperatures can stop us from fogging. When the conditions are good the fogging has a drift area of 300 feet, so even if we get just the avenues one time or the streets the next the whole city still gets covered. It is a very expensive process so we try to be efficient as possible not over or under fog the city. The spray company suggests speeds between 10 – 15 mph to be most effective.