Recent weather conditions have contributed to an abundance of mosquito habitats and the emergence of a large population in parts of the city.

To reduce the mosquito population and potential for mosquito borne virus infection, a ground based barrier spray application is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. in the following areas: King Street dump; Wahconah Park behind outfield; Springside Park below Doyle Field.

Spraying may be rescheduled to Thursday evening due to rain. This application will not leave significant residue and is not persistent in the environment.

For more information, contact the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project at (413) 447-9808 or