State To Conduct Aerial Spraying For Mosquitoes

The state of Michigan is going to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes this week. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the spraying is in response to cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis that have been detected in 22 horses around the state this year. That’s twice as many animal cases as the same time last year, although to date, no human cases have been identified in 2020, unlike last year. The aerial spraying will be done in the ten counties where EEE has been detected in 2020. Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties are not on that list. The closest county to receive the treatment this week will be Barry County. However additional areas may be selected for treatment if new human or animal cases occur outside of the current zones. The aerial spraying will take place overnight on Wednesday.