If you see or hear planes out west tonight, don’t be alarmed. Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will conduct aerial spraying a half-hour after sunset tonight, Monday Aug. 19.
That’s weather permitting.
The planned coverage area includes populated areas west of Military Trail.
Aerial spraying is necessary due to a large hatch of mosquitoes from the recent heavy rains and early indications of West Nile Virus in sentinel chickens, the county advised. “There are no human or equestrian cases and the action is not in response to any such mosquito-borne disease cases.”
“If you are going be outdoors after dark, use an insect repellent containing DEET and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt,” the county advises.
“To further help control mosquitoes, residents are asked to drain or minimize standing water on their properties.”
Aerial spraying will include approximately 280,000 acres populated areas all the way to the Glades communities.