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Spraying for mosquitoes in Palm Beach County on Saturday

Posted: 2:58 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 19:00:28Z
Spraying for mosquitoes in Palm Beach County on Saturday

The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be spraying 82,000 acres late Saturday evening.

If weather permits, populated areas in and near Jupiter Farms and the Glades communities.
 
West Nile Virus has been confirmed in two sentinel chickens in Jupiter Farms, and high numbers of the mosquito that carries this disease have been recently observed in mosquito traps located in the Belle Glade and Pahokee regions.

To further help control mosquitoes, residents are asked to drain or minimize standing water on their properties. If you are going to be outdoors after dark, use an insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt.