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Posted on: September 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Aerial Spraying


*** UPDATE ***  September 30, 2019 ***

No spraying to occur in Kalamazoo County.  Read the September 30, 2019 Kalamazoo County News Release.

*** UPDATE ***  September 29, 2019 ***

Areal treatment scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2019 does not include Portage.  View the Aerial Treatment Zones map for up to date information.  Complete details can be found at


The City of Portage has been advised that Kalamazoo County has decided to opt into the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services plan to spray insecticide to mitigate the public health risk of potential exposure to Eastern Equine Encephalitis. At this time, the spraying is scheduled to take place starting Sunday, September 29 at 8 PM and continuing until 4:30 AM the next morning.

Additional details are provided in a news release issued on September 27, 2019 by Kalamazoo County and the State of Michigan (see attached). Also attached is a list of Frequently Asked Questions supplied by the State of Michigan (  Specific questions about the planned aerial spraying can be directed to the Kalamazoo County Department of Health & Community Services (HCS) at (269) 373-5200.


Kalamazoo County News Release

State of Michigan News Release

State of Michigan EEE and Aerial Spraying Frequently Asked Questions

State of Michigan Treatment Zones Map 

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