Joint Base Charleston sprays against mosquitoes

Joint Base Charleston sprays against mosquitoes

Joint Base Charleston sprays against mosquitoes

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 7:13 AM

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Air Force officials are planning on four days of aerial spraying for mosquitoes near Joint Base Charleston and those sensitive to such activity may need to stay indoors.
 
Air Force spokesman Staff Sgt. William O'Brien says spraying is scheduled from Tuesday through Friday. It will occur during the final two hours of daylight prior to sunset and up to 30 minutes after sunset.
 
He says sensitive individuals should stay indoors and beekeepers should take precautions at those times.
 
O'Brien says the spraying is needed to combat mosquitoes because low-level ground fogging and larvicides have failed to have the desired effect. The spraying is necessary due to the large amount of rain in the Charleston area.
 
Those with concerns may contact Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs at 843-963-5608.

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