Aerial spraying for adult mosquitoes is planned by Benton County Mosquito Control the evening of July 23 in Kennewick, Richland and West Richland.
Fogging will start at 9 p.m., weather permitting, and continue for three to four hours. One Benton County woman has recently contracted West Nile virus and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in Benton, Franklin, Grant and Yakima counties. A 5-year-old quarter horse gelding in Kennewick is the first horse in state to contract the virus, the state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
In Kennewick, spraying will be done along the Columbia River from near the blue bridge upriver almost to North Columbia Center Boulevard. Maps of the spray area show much of Canal Drive and some blocks to the south included.
The Rancho Reata neighborhood of Kennewick also will be sprayed by aircraft.
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Richland and West Richland spraying will be done from the Meadow Springs Country Club to the West Richland Golf Course.
Click on the aerial fogging map link at www.mosquitocontrol.org/node/142 for more information.