BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — South Palm Beach County will be sprayed for mosquitos starting tomorrow. The aerial spraying will cover 260,000 acres.
Palm Beach County Official Announcement
The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning a half hour after sunset on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, weather permitting.
Aerial spraying is in response to increased nuisance mosquito levels and does not involve any vector borne disease threat. The planned coverage area includes approximately 260,000 acres covering populated areas west of Military Trail. This area includes the Jupiter region, the Acreage/Loxahatchee/Royal Palm Beach region, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, unincorporated Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and the Glades communities of Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay and Lake Harbor.
Should weather cause a cancelation, the county will continue to attempt to spray by aircraft each evening until a successful spray operation is completed. To find out if aerial spraying was successfully completed, please call the AIR SPRAY HOTLINE at 561-642-8775 to hear the most up to date information about the operation.
If you are going be outdoors after dark, use an insect repellent containing DEET and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. To further help control mosquitoes, residents are asked to drain or minimize standing water on their properties.
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