Nixa Declares War on Mosquitos

Nixa Declares War on Mosquitos

June 1, 2022

Fogging begins June 6th

Nixa’s war on disease-carrying mosquitos begins Monday June 6th, weather permitting.

Nixa street department staff will begin mosquito fogging as part of our annual summer mosquito abatement. We do this in order to cut down on the amount of disease-carrying mosquitos within the Nixa city limits.

The fogging truck will drive designated routes Mon-Thur. 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Click to see which streets will be sprayed here.

The intent is to spray every area once a week. We do not spray along every street. The wind will carry the mist so that areas near the streets where we do spray will also benefit from the mosquito killing effects. We try to spray the city parks more than once a week and also drop mosquito abatement in ponds and other standing water areas in the city.

Keep in mind, additional city streets not on this map may also be sprayed. We don’t go down every single street in an area each week, but alternate streets to some degree from week to week.

Please help do your part by limiting the amount of standing water on your property.

Mosquito spray FAQs:

Is the spray harmful to humans?

No. We would not spray if it were dangerous for our residents. The chemical we use is MasterLine Kontrol 4 (for mosquitoes, flies, and gnats). The active ingredients are Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide, and they are highly diluted. 90% of what gets sprayed is an inert oil mist. You can read the full material safety data sheet here.

Is the spray harmful to pets and animals?

No. We would not spray if it were dangerous to pets and animals.

Is the spray harmful to plants?

No. However, as an extra precaution and as always, you should wash any fruits or vegetables prior to eating them.

This service will depend on weather. Rain and/or winds over 12mph will render fogging ineffective. Areas not fogged because of these conditions will be fogged on the next scheduled date for that area if conditions allow.