Mosquito Spraying Underway In Palm Beach County, Ahead Of More Rain

Aedes aegypti

Aedes aegypti

Palm Beach County Mosquito Control workers were out Tuesday, spraying a naturally occurring bacteria over flooded areas to stop the spread of mosquitoes, with more rain expected.  

Workers found one area in Lantana where rainwater flooded about 100 yards between two homes and there were potentially as many as 100,000 mosquito larvae swimming in it.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that illnesses from mosquitoes and ticks have tripled from 2004 to 2016.

We may be getting a reprieve from the rain for a couple of days, so residents are being advised to dump any standing water, including the smallest amounts, because it only takes a thimble-full to create a mosquito breeding ground.

Palm Beach County is expected to get soaked again this weekend, due to a disturbance that should move into the Gulf of Mexico and could develop into a tropical depression or weak tropical storm.


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