City to spray pesticides to control mosquito populations

Monday, June 2, 2008 | 6:21 p.m. CDT; updated 6:27 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — “It’s like ‘Silent Spring’ re-visited.” That was the analogy Ken Midkiff, conservation chairman for the Osage Group, used to compare the Columbia/Boone County Health Department’s use of the insecticide “Anvil 2+2” to control mosquito populations to Rachel Carson’s account of pesticide-induced disaster.