Mosquito Control Spray Announcement: Downstate Aerial Larviciding

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Weather permitting; DNREC’s Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans an insecticide application for mosquito larvae located in flooded forested wetland habitats. This application could take place during the daylight hours tomorrow Friday, March 29th through Monday, April 1st via helicopter. The Application to control mosquito larvae will take place In Woodside, Ellendale, and Selbyville—also nearSeaford, Blades, Frankford, Ocean View, and Rehoboth Beach.

Message from DNREC Mosquito Control:
Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application for mosquito larvae located in flooded forested wetland habitats. This application could take place during the daylight hours on Friday, March 29 through Monday, April 1, 2024,  via helicopter (registration number N2268W and/or N862M).

Application of Vectobac12AS (liquid BTI) to control mosquito larvae in the following areas:

In Woodside, Ellendale, and Selbyville.

Near Seaford, Blades, Frankford, Ocean View, and Rehoboth Beach.

For notification purposes, spraying will be done in the following spray zones:92, 138, 139, 154, 155, 159, 160, 170, 171, 191, 201, 202, and 203.

All insecticides to be used are registered with the USEPA for mosquito control and will be applied according to USEPA approved label instructions.  The USEPA has determined that the insecticides to be used do not pose unreasonable risks to human health, wildlife, or the environment. 

For further information, please visit the Mosquito Control Spray Information site or view the Spray Zone Map.


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