Minot to spray for mosquitoes

MINOT, N.D. – If you see an air force cargo craft fly over Minot Tuesday evening, it will likely be spraying for mosquitoes.

The City of Minot will conduct an aerial spraying, weather permitting, in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base and the Ohio Air National Guard.

The C-130 cargo aircraft from the airbase in Youngstown, Ohio, will use an EPA-registered pesticide that includes the chemical Naled.

The city says Naled poses minimal risk to humans, pets and wildlife. It is toxic to honeybees, though the city has notified beekeepers in the surrounding area.

If crews have to delay spraying it will take place between July 19-21.