Palm Beach County plans to spray for mosquitoes with recent rise in population

The county will spray 270,000 acres on Monday

SUBURBAN LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- - They are calling it the "perfect storm" for mosquitoes in Palm Beach County. Rain, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya Virus.

On top of those factors, analysts say there will be plenty of people outside soon to enjoy the upcoming 4th of July weekend.

To battle the pesky insects, the county is going airborne and will cover 270,000 acres west of Military Trail with spray on Monday -- just in time for the 4th of July holiday.

Residents like Mike Tedesco of Suburban Lake Worth said this year seems to be particularly bad.

When he walks outside, he knows it is only a matter of time before they get him.

"They are everywhere. Day in and day out. Day time, night time, it doesn't matter. The mosquitoes are out," said Tedesco.

When he leaves his home, Tedesco said he always makes sure to have a fresh coat of bug spray on his body.
    
"I'm worried about getting Dengue Fever or some other type of disease that's out there due to the horrendous mosquitoes that are out here," said Tedesco.

From standing water due to the recent wet weather, to a rise in Dengue Fever and Chikungunya Virus. The concern is real according to analysts at Palm Beach County Mosquito Control.

"We do kind of have a perfect storm of things coming together," said Gary Goode, at Palm Beach County Mosquito Control.

To battle back against the pesky insects, the county is going airborne.

It will cover 270,000 acres west of Military Trail with spray on Monday. Just in time for the 4th of July holiday.

"I love it. I hope they spray today too. They need to spray everyday!" said Tedesco.

The county said while spraying is effective, residents can help too. They are urging residents to make sure they dump any standing water.

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