Belle Glade Sun

Mosquito Control to conduct aerial spraying tonight

Special to The Sun

The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying over the western communities this evening, August 22, after sundown, weather permitting. Should unstable weather conditions prevent spraying, it will take place the next available night conditions allow.

The coverage area of approximately 162,000 acres will target west of State Road 7 including Jupiter Farms, Caloosa, Loxahatchee, The Acreage, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, and the Glades. The aircraft to be used is a Huey helicopter.

Aerial spraying is necessary to control the mosquito populations that have increased due to the recent heavy rains. To further help control mosquitoes, residents are asked to drain or minimize standing water on their properties.

If you are going to be outdoors after dark, be sure to use an insect repellent containing DEET and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt.

The Aerial Spray Hotline is 561-642-8775.