- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Crews are spraying along local streets and alleyways in Riverton to knock down mosquito populations and protect residents from possibly contracting West Nile virus.

The Riverton Ranger reports (https://bit.ly/1nbxTuD ) that Fremont County Weed and Pest Assistant Supervisor Nancy Pieropan says the spraying program uses the insecticide malathion.

The city will honor no-spray requests from residents who believe malathion is harmful. But Pieropan says the spraying will continue if West Nile virus is detected locally because the disease becomes a public health issue.

West Nile virus killed one person in Park County last year.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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