• Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Mosquito Control

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Mosquito

The primary goal of the City of Yankton’s mosquito control program is to reduce the transmission of diseases carried by mosquitos including West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and other diseases that infect both human and animal populations.  While fewer mosquitos might also make outdoor recreation more enjoyable, the first priority is public health.

The City of Yankton has adopted strategy to reduce breeding opportunities by eliminating standing water through proper drainage, applying larvicide to standing water on City owned property, and utilize fogging for adult mosquitos when traps indicate treatment is appropriate.  Traps located throughout the community are used to monitor the population and establish a threshold to begin treatment.  Treatment efforts are targeted at the species of mosquitos most likely to be disease carriers.  Are all mosquitos the same? 

When adult control occurs, truck-mounted fogging units apply insecticides at very low volumes in the evening hours when the disease carrying varieties of mosquitoes are most active.  The fog primarily targets flying mosquitoes, which is why the timing is important.  Staff members who operate the equipment are licensed pesticide applicators, applying the approved products according to the label directions.  Fogging events are announced via local media outlets.

Larvicide:  Zoecon Altosid Pellets; Zoecon Altosid XR Extended Residual Briquets
Adult Mosquito Control: BIOMIST 3+15 ULV 

All residents can help reduce mosquito populations by proactively eliminating breeding areas.  Several simple steps below can reduce the risk of disease spread and make everyone’s time outdoors more enjoyable

  • Properly dispose of unwanted containers (tires, buckets, cans, etc.)
  • Change water in birdbaths and wading pools frequently.
  • Maintain rain gutters to eliminate standing water.
  • Remove any debris (plastic containers, wrappers, cups, soda cans, etc.) that may be hidden behind bushes or shrubs in your yard that might hold water.
  • Empty toys or flower pots that might be holding water.
  • Drain swimming pools covers and water-proof tarps of any standing water.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 668-5211.  

Adam Haberman, Public Works Director 
416 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251

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