Mosquito control aerial application near the Yakima River Delta in Richland

Tri-City HeraldJune 23, 2014 

Benton Mosquito Flight

A crop duster airplane, hired by the Benton County Mosquito Control, flies over Highway 240 near the Yakima River Monday in Richland preparing to drop a granular material coated with a bacteria designed to kill mosquitoes. The pilots fly over stagnant pools of water spreading the dry granules, about the size of a grain of rice, at the rate of 10 pounds per-acre. The plane, which has already flown four times this year, is expected to make six to ten more flights before the season ends, according to Kevin Shoemaker, geographic information systems coordinator with Benton County Mosquito Control.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

A crop duster airplane, hired by the Benton County Mosquito Control, flies over Highway 240 near the Yakima River Monday in Richland preparing to drop a granular material coated with a bacteria designed to kill mosquitoes. The pilots fly over stagnant pools of water spreading the dry granules, about the size of a grain of rice, at the rate of 10 pounds per-acre. The plane, which has already flown four times this year, is expected to make six to ten more flights before the season ends, according to Kevin Shoemaker, geographic information systems coordinator with Benton County Mosquito Control.

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