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Weather postpones mosquito spraying for second time

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 14:05:48-04

LANSING, Mich. — The weather once again forced the state of Michigan to postpone aerial mosquito spraying on Wednesday, Oct. 2 amid the Eastern Equine Encephalitis outbreak.

State health officials made the announcement Wednesday night.

Spraying of an insecticide called Merus 3.0 began earlier this week across sections of several counties in lower Michigan.

The Grass Lake and Concord area in Jackson County has yet to be treated, according to a press release.

The areas planned for spraying Wednesday included two sections of Allegan County, the Battle Creek area and parts of Barry County north of Battle Creek.

So far, state health officials say 186,146 acres have been treated so far.

Those areas include zones in Berrien County, Cass County, St. Joseph County, and Van Buren County.

Barry County was partially treated, according to the release.

Updated information on the aerial spraying schedule is expected to be released sometime Thursday.

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