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Mosquito Abatement Program Public Notice 2021 Public Notice The City of Renton to Apply Mosquito Control Pesticides The City of Renton may use mosquito larvicides and adulticides to help control mosquitoes in accordance with the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit. The larvicide, VectoLex, is made of a natural bacterium, the active ingredient being Bacillus sphaericus 2362, Serotype H5a5b, strain ABTS 1743 with EPA registration number 73049-20. The adulticide, Aqualuer 20-20®, contains active ingredients Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide with EPA registration number 769-985. Treatments may occur between June 7, 2021 and September 30, 2021. Larvicide treatment will generally occur in stormwater facilities and catch basins owned or maintained by the city. Adulticide treatment areas are generally located in upland areas east of SR-167 and west of Lake Avenue South/Talbot Road South between the 3900 block of Talbot Road South to the south and I-405 to the north, within the City of Renton, Washington. Information about the larvicides, adulticides, and a map of the specific locations are available at https://www.rentonwa.gov/mosquitoabatement. To be added to the Pesticide Sensitivity Registry maintained by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, complete the application or renewal form available at https://agr.wa.gov/departments/pesticides-and-fertilizers/pesticides/sensitivity- registry. For more information about the city’s commitment to help reduce the threat of West Nile virus and control mosquitoes please contact Kristina Lowthian, City of Renton Surface Water Utility Engineer, at 425-430-7249 or by email at klowthian@rentonwa.gov. For additional information about Ecology’s Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit, please contact Chelsea Morris, Water Quality Program, Washington State Department of Ecology, at 360-407-6563 or by email at chelsea.morris@ecy.wa.gov. _______________________ Jason Seth, MMC, City Clerk Published: Seattle Times – May 28, 2021