Rapid City to begin mosquito fogging near Elks Golf Course

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City is starting it’s mosquito fogging operations. Parks Division Manager Scott Anderson says they’ll be spraying in the area of the Elks Golf Course after hearing some concerns from residents in the area.

They’ll be hitting the streets around 10 p.m. sometime between Wednesday and Friday, depending on the weather.

Mosquitos 2Fogging is a follow-up to the prep work they get done every spring.

“We do a few other things in the spring,” Anderson said. “We do the briquettes in the standing water around town and that helps with the mosquito larvae, killing the larvae and the eggs at that time.”

Letting people know about fogging ahead of time is important, because while the chemical spray isn’t harmful to people or pets, it is to other insects.

“We like to get the word out just because it is an insect killer and it’s kind of non-discriminative, so it will harm your bees if you have a beehive, stuff like that.”

Anderson says there are things you can do to help with mosquito control, primarily by getting rid of any standing water.

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