I wrote about being jolted out of bed at 4:30 in the morning in Excessive Noise Complaint. Evidently, someone picked up on the post because on August 10th, I got this email from Ryan Younge from the Columbus government:
Hi BillWhich is a whole lot more than I'd get from most local governments. In fact, I'd say it was pretty singular.
I apologize that the mosquito sprayer woke you up. We have to spray in the early morning because that is when adult mosquitoes are most active. We also cannot spray during the daytime because pollinators are out i.e. butterflies and bees.
We do not want to kill those insects and they are not out when the sun isn't out because flowers are not out.
We sprayed your area because the mosquitoes we trapped in that area tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Please let me know if you have any questions and sorry for any incidence
Your apology is accepted.