SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -

From the City of Sioux Falls: If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this Labor Day weekend.

A map on the City’s website outlines the targeted zones where spraying will occur.

Sioux Falls Zones 2, 11, and the remainder of 4 are scheduled for spraying Friday (September 2).

We plan to spray Zones 1, 6, and 10 on Saturday evening (September 3) and Zone 8 on Monday evening (September 5).

These targeted spray efforts are being conducted in response to increased numbers of mosquito populations.

The Sioux Falls Mosquito Control Program follows a phased-response guideline created by the CDC that is used to determine when spray events and other treatments are needed.

These evening sprays will occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. as weather permits.

The City will be using the product Permanone for spray treatments. Products used by the City of Sioux Falls are designed to break down in the environment quickly and are used at very low concentrations. Permanone is a product approved for use by the EPA in residential areas for adult mosquito control.

As progress is made toward completing the spraying process, updates will be placed on the City’s website. In order to view the spray map, or for additional information such as which zone you live in, visit the website at www.siouxfalls.org/mosquito.

Citizens wanting to report local concerns on mosquitoes or standing water should leave this information on the automated Mosquito Reporting Hotline at 605-367-8799.