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NEWS | May 5, 2016

Aerial Spraying for mosquitoes tonight at midnight

By JB Charleston Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston 628th Civil Engineer Squadron is coordinating an aerial spraying for mosquitoes at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, S.C., May 5, with a backup day of May 6.

The spraying will occur around midnight on May 5, with a backup time of 1 a.m. on May 6.

Aerial application is only considered after other attempts such as larvicides and ultra-low volume ground fogging of adult mosquitoes fail to reduce biting counts. Due to the excessive rains, there has been an influx in the mosquito population here at the base.

The 910th Airlift Wing, Aerial Spray Squadron from Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Youngstown, Ohio, will conduct the aerial spraying using a specially-modified C-130 aircraft and Modular Aerial Spray Systems. The squadron will only be applying U. S. Environmental Protection Agency approved pesticide registered for use in the state of South Carolina. However, sensitive individuals should remain indoors and beekeepers should take precautions during the application.

For questions about the aerial spraying, contact the Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs office at (843) 963-5608.