Mosquito fogging planned in Mesa, Chandler early Monday

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Weather permitting, the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Quality plans to conduct mosquito fogging early Monday in Chandler and Mesa.

The area in Chandler is within from Queen Creek to Ocotillo roads and from Arizona Avenue to Basha Road.

The first area in Mesa is from Southern Avenue to Baseline Road and from Higley to Recker roads. The second area in Mesa is from Guadalupe to Elliot roads and from Sossaman to Hawes roads.

All three areas had high numbers of mosquitoes captured in area traps. The fogging is an attempt to kill mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus.

The spraying is expected to last five hours and be completed by about 5 a.m. Monday.