Palm Beach County to spray for mosquitoes Monday night

Seeing more mosquitoes around after recent rain? Palm Beach County has a plan to help.

The Division of Mosquito Control will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes starting a half hour after sunset Monday, Oct. 10.

((Check out the University of Florida IFAS’ Guide to Mosquitoes and Their Control. It’s a pretty interesting read.))

In a news release posted Sunday, the county said the work is being done in response to more mosquitoes and an increased risk for mosquito-borne diseases as a result. The area being sprayed includes about 260,000 acres west of Military Trail, which includes Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, The Acreage, Loxahatchee Groves and Westlake.

It also includes Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and the Glades. If the spraying has to be canceled because of weather, county crews will try each night until the spraying is completed, according to the news release.

To find out if crews were able to complete spraying, you can call the county’s aerial spray hotline, 561-642-8775.

Wellington’s Environmental Services Department offers mosquito control. You can call their hotline, 561-791-4001, to report increased mosquitos in an area and request spraying. The village’s website also has information on how to join Wellington’s Do Not Spray List.

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