Nixa’s annual war on disease-carrying mosquitos begins around June and runs until approximately September. We do this in order to cut down on the amount of disease-carrying mosquitos within the Nixa city limits. The fogging truck typically drives designated routes Mon-Thur. 7:00 pm to 9:00pm.
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 per week and also drop mosquito abatement in ponds and other standing water areas in the city. Keep in mind, additional city streets not on the map may also be sprayed. We don’t go down every single street in an area each week, but alternate streets from week to week. Please help do your part by limiting the amount of standing water on your property.
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. See the mosquito spray chemical safety sheet above.
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.