Mosquito spraying map

A map of mosquito-spraying sections for the summer.

The City of Commerce is beginning regular spraying for mosquitoes, with the first sprays coming Monday and running until September.

This is the third consecutive year that the city has performed proactive spraying within city limits. Multiple mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile Virus in Commerce in 2016, which led to the spraying schedule's creation for 2017. Since 2017, only one mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The spraying will be done at about 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, every other week beginning on May 6. In the event of rain, spraying will resume the next scheduled day in that particular area.

The chemicals used in the mosquito fogger are of low toxicity to humans and pets, but do contain pesticides and contact should be avoided. The city warns that the spray is extremely toxic to fish, so any outdoor fishponds should be covered when spraying is scheduled for your area.

For the spraying, the city has been divided into sections A, B, C and D. Section A borders the north side of Live Oak Street and the west side of Park Street. Section B borders the north side of Maple Street and the west side of Park Street. Section C borders the north side of Maple street and the east side of Park Street while Section D borders the south side of Culver Street, the east side of Park Street and the south side of Maple Street.

Section A will be sprayed every two weeks on Mondays, with Section B sprayed on Tuesdays. Section D will be on Wednesdays with Section C on Thursdays. Section C will not be sprayed on July 4.

City of Commerce mosquito spraying schedule

Section A

*borders the north side of Live Oak Street and the west side of Park Street.

May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 23.

Section B

*borders the north side of Maple Street and the west side of Park Street. 

May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 24.

Section D

*borders the south side of Culver Street, the east side of Park Street and the south side of Maple Street.

May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, July31, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25.

Section C

*borders the north side of Maple street and the east side of Park Street.

May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 17, Aug. 29, Sept. 12, Sept. 26.