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…

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UPDATE: Downstate Mosquito Spraying This Week

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Update 3/21/24: 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 22nd  via helicopter (registration number N2268W and/or N862M). Application of Vectobac12AS (liquid BTI) to control mosquito larvae in the following areas: In Woodside and Selbyville.…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying – Sussex County

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Monday, June 05, 2023: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Milford. And near Lincoln, Milton, and Lewes. For notification purposes, spraying will be done in the following spray…

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DNREC Expected to Begin Mosquito Spraying this Week

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Mosquito spraying is expected to begin on Wednesday! DNREC will begin spraying the spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes – weather permitting. Spraying will begin in Sussex County – then move to Kent and New Castle Counties over the next several weeks. This spraying helps to limit the emergence of biting adult mosquitoes…

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Mosquito Spraying Today Downstate

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Mosquito spraying will take place during daylight hours today by airplane near Milton and Lewes. There will also be spraying by truck mounted sprayer this evening in and near Rehoboth Beach and Milford and near Houston, Lincoln, Harrington, Greenwood, Bridgeville, Milton, Lewes and Millsboro This spraying will be done to control adult mosquitoes. For notification…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying Sunday & Monday

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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 Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4, 2022, via helicopter (registration number N2268W and/or N862M) Application of Vectobac12AS (liquid BTI) to control mosquito larvae in the following areas: Near…

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Weekend Mosquito Spraying in Kent & Sussex Counties

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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 Saturday, March 26, Sunday, March 27, and Monday, March 28, 2022, via helicopter (registration number N2268W and/or N862M) Application of Vectobac12AS (liquid BTI) to control mosquito larvae in the…

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Sussex County Mosquito Spraying Begins Wednesday

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin annual spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature (larval) mosquitoes on Wednesday, March 16, weather permitting. Spraying by DNREC’s Mosquito Control section will begin in southern Sussex County, then expand into Kent and New Castle counties over the next several weeks. Controlling early-season woodland pool larval…

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Mosquito Spraying tonight in Sussex County

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Wednesday, August 25, 2021: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: Near Delmar, Laurel, Seaford, Bridgeville, Greenwood, Ellendale, Milton, and Milford. For notification purposes, spraying will be done in the following spray…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying Tonight in Areas of Kent & Sussex Counties

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Greenwood and Seaford. Near Selbyville, Frankford, Ocean View, Dagsboro, Millsboro, Lewes, Bridgeville, Harrington, Camden, and Magnolia. For notification…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying Tuesday Evening

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A message from DNREC-MOSQUITO CONTROL Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Tuesday, May 11, 2021: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Selbyville, Camden, and Georgetown. Near Marydel, Felton, Harrington, Bridgeville, Seaford, Laurel, Delmar, Millsboro,…

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DNREC to Begin Mosquito Spraying This Weekend

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DNREC will begin mosquito spraying this weekend.  The annual “Fight the Bite” campaign will begin with spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes beginning Saturday – weather permitting in southern Sussex County.  Spraying will expand into Kent and NCCo over the next several weeks.    Spraying Saturday through Monday will be by…

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EEE Detected in Sentinel Chickens in Each County

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a potentially serious illness, has been detected in sentinel chickens monitored for mosquito-transmitted diseases in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health Laboratory reported to DNREC’s Mosquito Section that four chickens recently tested positive for EEE from three of the 20 sentinel chicken stations monitored by Mosquito Control. The three stations…

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Sussex & Kent County Mosquito Spraying Tuesday

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Tuesday, May 21, 2019: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitos in the following areas: In and near Harrington, Camden, Wyoming, and near Milford, Lincoln, Greenwood, Bridgeville, Felton, Magnolia, Rehoboth, Georgetown, Millsboro, Frankford, and Selbyville. For…

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Downstate Skeeter Spraying Monday Evening – Kent & Sussex County

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Monday, May 20, 2019: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Delmar and near Milford, Greenwood, Harrington, Laurel, Seaford, Frankford, and Millsboro. For notification purposes, spraying…

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VIDEO: WGMD News Week in Review 5/4/2019

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WATCH: A toll hike on the Delaware Memorial Bridge, A serious fire damages Mill Pond Village Apartments in Salisbury, Plus the historic election of a new Speaker of the House in Maryland. Join us for a look back at the week’s top stories across Delmarva!  

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DNREC to Spray for Mosquitos Across the State

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DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section is set to begin it’s annual spring woodland pool spraying beginning on Tuesday. They plan to control immature aquatic mosquito larvae in wooded wetland areas near select populated areas. The spraying is set to begin in Southern Sussex County and eventually work it’s way up to Kent and New Castle Counties.…

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West Nile Virus Found in Sussex County in 2 Dead Crows

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The first detection of West Nile Virus has been found in Delaware – in Sussex County.  DNREC’s Mosquito Control officials say a crow found in late June in the southwestern part of the county tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Public Health Lab – and a second crow from Sussex found 4 days…

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Mosquito Spraying Begins Today in Southern Sussex County

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Mosquito spraying begins today on wooded wetlands near populated areas in southern Sussex County to treat mosquitoes’ immature aquatic larval stages.  The aerial spraying by helicopter of woodland pools has to be completed before the forest canopy fills in – which usually occurs in mid-April.  The treatment will be expanded statewide during the upcoming weeks.…

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