Spraying efforts help control mosquitoes


Mosquitoes are out for blood but Santa Rosa County is prepared to do what it can to prevent summer’s most famous pest from quenching its thirst.

The county has already started spraying for mosquitoes and will cover 30 routes, spraying five each week. The spraying is typically done from sundown until 1 a.m. However, if the temperature drops below 60 degrees or if there is rain, the operation is stopped for the night.

“Route schedules are assigned Monday afternoon each week and are based on the number of call-ins the preceding week, field reports from larvicide crews and mosquito counts from traps throughout the county,” Keith Hussey, Santa Rosa County Environmental Program coordinator, said.

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