spraying for mosquitoes planned on Sept. 30
An aerial spray operation to
number of mosquitoes has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, beginning
at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until about 2 a.m., weather permitting.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be back-up days in case of bad
weather. The aerial application may take two days to
The aerial application will span over 50,000 acres within Dare County.
As before, Dibrom is the pesticide being applied at the rate of 0.75
fluid ounces per acre.
The aerial spray operation is being conducted in response to
surveillance findings that indicate greatly increased mosquito
populations and also due to the limited road accessibility in portions
of the County.
Although a person's chances of experiencing any health effects from
spraying are very low, the Dare County Department of Public Health
offers the following steps to reduce exposure to pesticides during
pesticides are sprayed in your immediate area.
- Bring pets
food and water containers inside to avoid direct exposure.
doors before spraying begins.
and vegetables before eating.
with soap and water if you come in contact with Dibrom.
- Should you
are experiencing health effects from spraying, please consult your
For more information, please contact Dare County Department of Public
Health at 252-475-5003 or Dare County Public Works at 252-475-5880.
Hyde County is planning an aerial spraying for some areas, including
Ocracoke village, tonight or tomorrow night. The same chemical will be