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Allegan County area scheduled for EEE aerial spraying Monday night

Another EEE death in West Michigan
Posted at 6:56 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 18:56:15-04

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Dorr Township in Allegan County is scheduled for EEE aerial spraying Monday night, as weather permits.

There have been 31 cases of EEE across the state as of Monday, including a deer in Allegan County, a news release said.

One human case in Barry County was confirmed Friday.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services scheduled a mosquito control treatment in the five-mile radius from where the EEE-positive deer was found in the county.

Aerial spraying is done by a low-flying aircraft starting at dusk and continuing until 4:30 a.m.

Mosquito control professionals will apply approved pesticides, spraying very fine aerosol droplets that stay suspended in the air and kill adult mosquitoes on contact.