Belle Glade Sun

Palm Beach County to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes

PALM BEACH COUNTY  — The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning at sunset on Tuesday, October 10, weather permitting.

The planned coverage area is approximately 180,000 acres covering the communities of Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, The Acreage, Jupiter Farms, Palm Beach Country Estates, Caloosa, and the Glades area.

This action is in response to a large hatch of mosquitoes from the recent tropical system impacting the county.

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, use an insect repellent containing DEET and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt.