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Aerial spraying for mosquitoes halted due to poor weather

Spraying will be rescheduled for Friday

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MIAMI – Aerial spraying activity for mosquitoes was canceled Thursday night because of poor weather conditions in the treatment area, the Department of Solid Waste Management’s  Mosquito Control and Habitat Management Division said.

The department is set to reschedule the aerial spray activity for Friday.

Officials will continue to monitor the weather.
 
"Spraying under high wind and/or rainy conditions kills very few mosquitoes and will cause the insecticide to drift from the targeted areas," DSWM’s Mosquito Control Surveillance Manager Chalmers Vasquez said in a news release.  "We want to ensure that the aerial treatment is a success and having the right weather conditions is necessary."

South Florida residents are being encouraged to “fight the bite” by draining any standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and covering up by applying mosquito repellent when outdoors, and wearing clothing that covers the skin to avoid mosquito bites.