BEDHD has been partnering with the state to develop the public health response to decrease the risk of EEE infection in Barry County. Aerial spraying is one tool local public health can use to reduce the risk of EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis). Aerial spraying of an insecticide, Merus 3.0, will be conducted over the next several days to quickly reduce the number of mosquitoes in Barry County. This is an intervention that the state of Michigan has strongly recommended for affected counties. Please click any of the follwoing links for infomration pertaining to EEE and how Barry County will be working to deal with the issue.