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Mosquito abatement aerial spraying scheduled for JB Charleston - Weapons

350617 | June 20, 2017


Due to excessive rains and high-tides, Joint Base Charleston's 628th Civil Engineer Squadron is coordinating mosquito abatement aerial spraying on Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, Friday, June 23, weather permitting.


The aerial spraying is scheduled from approximately 9 p.m. until midnight.

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.


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. JB Charleston is located close to several rivers, marshland and swamps. The climate tends to be humid and subtropical, bringing a lot of rainfall to the area. This makes Charleston the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos.


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 Hercules aircraft and Modular Aerial Spray Systems.


The spraying may be postponed, modified or canceled if weather conditions are unfavorable. If unfavorable weather conditions exist, the applications will be conducted on Saturday or Sunday, Jun. 24 or 25 in the evening.


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

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