Palm Beach County plans aerial assault on mosquitoes

Palm Beach County Mosquito Control will take to the air today to combat pesky pests.

Recent rains and winds have allowed certain mosquito populations to ramp up across Palm Beach County and other areas.  Helicopters will spray 270,000 acres of Western Palm Beach County from Boca to Jupiter west of Military Trail, and in the Glades.

There are 35 types of mosquitoes in Palm Beach County alone.  The spray does not kill all kinds of mosquitoes. 

Palm Beach County Mosquito Control checks traps around the county twice a week, and then they take the samples to the laboratory:

If you have noticed mosquitoes in your neighborhood, dump standing water around your house. Experts say as small as a thimbleful of water can create a breeding ground for "Container Mosquitoes."

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