Mosquito control to conduct aerial operations

newsroom@islandpacket.comJune 13, 2014 

FILE: Beaufort County's mosquito plane, a converted Convair C-131F, takes off from Beaufort County Airport on Lady's Island in October 2010 to spray about 175 gallons of pesticide on St. Helena, Harbor, Hunting and Fripp islands to help control the mosquito population.

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Beaufort County Mosquito Control might conduct aerial training, surveillance or spraying for mosquitos during the day Monday through Friday.

The county uses low-flying aircraft to apply EPA-registered insecticides, weather permitting. The county does not treat salt-marsh habitats for adult mosquitoes during these flights.

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