Aerial spraying for mosquitoes scheduled for Sept. 29

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning at sunset on Saturday, September 29, weather permitting.

The planned coverage area of approximately 82,000 acres will target populated areas in and near Jupiter Farms and the Glades communities.

West Nile Virus has been confirmed in two sentinel chickens in Jupiter Farms, and high numbers of the mosquito that carries this disease have been recently observed in mosquito traps located in the Belle Glade and Pahokee regions.

The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will continue to assess the situation in coordination with the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County, and will respond accordingly if and when any new test results are confirmed.

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 or Picaridin and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt.

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