Air Force reserve to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Air Force reserve to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes

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MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade County and the Management Department has partnered with the Air Force Reserve to conduct a mosquito control aerial spraying.

The aerial spraying operation will begin Tuesday and continue through Thursday and will take place during the final two daylight hours prior to sunset and up to 30 minutes after sunset.

The four-engine C-130H aircraft will be flying as low as 150 feet above the ground covering Homestead Air Reserve Base, Homestead, the Redlands, Florida City, areas east of U.S. 1 and areas of Western Miami-Dade County.

The purpose is to both train the aircrew and to reduce the infestation of mosquitoes within populated areas of Miami-Dade County where mosquito counts have exceeded existing standards.

Beekeepers should keep their bees covered during the spraying operations in their particular area. Individuals with known allergic reactions should remain indoors.

Miami-Dade County will be providing the pesticides, certified for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida for mosquito control.

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