Spraying of Palm Seashore County’s mosquitoes for mosquitoes continues Saturday night, November 14 – Boca Raton’s most trusted information supply
Palm Beach County’s office of Commissioner Robert S. Weinroth has announced that the County Division of Mosquito Control will resume air spraying from half an hour after sunset on Saturday, November 14th, weather permitting this allows.
Spraying occurs in the following populated areas west of the Military Trail:
- Palm Beach Gardens
- West Palm Beach
- Lantana Rd south to the Broward County line, and
- the Belle Glade region.
The first spray started on October 27th. Areas west of the Military Trail in Jupiter, Loxahatchee, the acreage and Wellington were sprayed before weather conditions postponed the operation.
The air spray is in response to the Palm Beach County’s Mosquito Control Department and the Florida Department of Health’s surveillance and prevention efforts to combat mosquito-spreading diseases.
The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is continuing its mosquito-borne disease warning for the county amid the persistence of the West Nile virus.
The aerial spraying process is based on a set of predicted weather conditions that must be met before the call to implement the process is made. Should the weather lead to a cancellation, the county will continue to try to spray by helicopter every evening until a successful spraying process is completed.
To find out if the aerial spray was successful, please call the aerial spray hotline at 561.642.8775 for the most up-to-date information on the process.
If you are outdoors after dark, use some insect repellent with DEET and wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt.
In order to further support mosquito control, residents are asked to drain or minimize stagnant water on their property.