With complaints about mosquitoes flying in, the City of Neosho begins its pest control protocol on Wednesday.

With complaints about mosquitoes flying in, the City of Neosho begins its pest control protocol on Wednesday.
The public works department has published four color-coded routes which trucks will run to spray for mosquitoes throughout the city, and director Ryan Long said some routes will be sprayed during the week and others on weekends…beginning at dusk.
“And depending on how many complaints we do have – how bad it gets – we’ll update how often we’re scheduled,” Long said. “Because right now we’re just going to spray on Wednesdays and Sundays.”
The city’s Yellow route, which Long said will be the most heavily sprayed, includes the RV Park, Morse Park, the Soccer Field, Old Seneca Road and retention pond, Landis Road and retention pond, North Wall Street overflow basin, Neosho Municipal Golf Course property and Crowder Waste Water Filtration plant property.
“You can’t drive every single street, we don’t have enough solution, it’s pretty expensive,” Long said. “So we’re really just trying to cover northeast/southwest best we can.”
City crews will focus on areas where there is major standing water, which includes a huge area, he said.
“We’re going to concentrate a lot there, and that should help everybody in town if we get that problem under control,” Long said.
The Green route is the drainage ditch from Morrow Avenue to Harmony Street.
Blue is Main Avenue to the full length of High Street, Oak Ridge Drive and Valley Street, Howard Bush Drive, Cockrel Drive, Laquesta Drive, Rocketdyne Road, and Freeman Road to the Shartel area.
The Orange route is Ridgewood Road, Reid Road, Hill Street, Peterson Road, South Street, Lafayette Street and the roundabout, and Cash Street.
The Talstar insecticide is a liquid mixture that Long said a machine formulates into a smoke-like fog that is spread along the roadway and tiny droplets cover foliage and other surfaces where mosquitoes rest.
If mosquitoes continue to be a problem in a particular area, Long invites residents to call public works at 451-8071 to be put on the schedule.


The public works department has published four color-coded routes which trucks will run to spray for mosquitoes throughout the city, and director Ryan Long said some routes will be sprayed during the week and others on weekends…beginning at dusk.
“And depending on how many complaints we do have – how bad it gets – we’ll update how often we’re scheduled,” Long said. “Because right now we’re just going to spray on Wednesdays and Sundays.”
The city’s Yellow route, which Long said will be the most heavily sprayed, includes the RV Park, Morse Park, the Soccer Field, Old Seneca Road and retention pond, Landis Road and retention pond, North Wall Street overflow basin, Neosho Municipal Golf Course property and Crowder Waste Water Filtration plant property.
“You can’t drive every single street, we don’t have enough solution, it’s pretty expensive,” Long said. “So we’re really just trying to cover northeast/southwest best we can.”
City crews will focus on areas where there is major standing water, which includes a huge area, he said.
“We’re going to concentrate a lot there, and that should help everybody in town if we get that problem under control,” Long said.
The Green route is the drainage ditch from Morrow Avenue to Harmony Street.
Blue is Main Avenue to the full length of High Street, Oak Ridge Drive and Valley Street, Howard Bush Drive, Cockrel Drive, Laquesta Drive, Rocketdyne Road, and Freeman Road to the Shartel area.
The Orange route is Ridgewood Road, Reid Road, Hill Street, Peterson Road, South Street, Lafayette Street and the roundabout, and Cash Street.
The Talstar insecticide is a liquid mixture that Long said a machine formulates into a smoke-like fog that is spread along the roadway and tiny droplets cover foliage and other surfaces where mosquitoes rest.
If mosquitoes continue to be a problem in a particular area, Long invites residents to call public works at 451-8071 to be put on the schedule.