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What you need to know about Harris County aerial mosquito spraying

What you need to know about Harris County aerial mosquito spraying

"Under the circumstances, when you have a hurricane of a magnitude like this, we would like them to spray the whole county. everyone was affected", Debboun said.

Post-Hurricane Harvey has caused increasing numbers of mosquitoes, imposing risks to recovery efforts and health concerns.

Texas commenced with the U.S. Air Force cargo planes C-130 for spraying insecticides over the three counties of Eastern Texas during the weekends and will continue with the spraying process for the next two weeks. Officials believe that the spraying can bring a break down to the mosquito borne illness. It also reported 342 cases caused out of Zika Virus in the same period, following one case this year that's most probably spread by a mosquito bite.

"We are hopeful that the spraying will help prevent an increase in mosquito-borne disease", Chris Van Deusen, director of media relations for the Texas Department of State Health Services, tells The Scientist.

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Every night since Labor Day, Debboun has sent trucks to spray insecticide from dusk until 5:30 A.M.in the accessible areas with the highest mosquito counts. This results in very large populations of floodwater mosquitoes.

After flooding, an upsurge in the number of mosquitoes is common because eggs laid during previous floods hatch and develop.

"For the first time in the almost 70-year history of the Air Force Reserve, all three special mission units have been called to action simultaneously due to a series of catastrophic events that have affected wide swaths of the U.S.", Air Force Captain Jeff Kelly said in an press statement.

The C-130 cargo planes operating from an air force base in San Antonio joined two smaller aircraft that sprayed in south Texas last week. State officials also recommended clearing off any standing water, wear long-sleeved dresses, and use mosquito repellent. Residents were alerted to the flights and beekeepers were asked to cover hives, he said.


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