Aerial Mosquito Spraying Set For Beaufort County

Aerial mosquito spraying in coastal areas of Beaufort County will take place Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place approximately half to a quarter of a mile inland from all rivers and creeks extending from Leechville near the Hyde Co. line south to the Camp Leech Estates/Duck Creek area in the Northern half of the county. The spraying will be conducted after dark from 7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. This will include the towns of Belhaven, Pantego, Pamlico Beach, and Bath. On the South side of the Pamlico, the areas near Hickory Point, Jarvis Landing, Canady Landing, Spring Creek Road, Windsong subdivisions, Royal, and the town of Aurora will be sprayed.

Truck mounted ground spraying will continue in other areas of the county that are not included in this aerial application.

Spraying will be a very low volume application of the insecticide Duet. Concerned beekeepers should cover hives in damp cloth or burlap to protect bee populations during spraying. Aerial applicators will maintain a 1,000 ft. setback from all commercial aquaculture facilities within the county.

The areas were chosen based on their population density and conditions after the hurricane which contributed to an increased health risk from significant mosquito breeding.


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  • by john Location: washington on Sep 28, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    Is the River Road area going to be sprayed, they are bad!!
  • by Jealous Location: Williamston on Sep 28, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    One of the unintended benefits of this spraying will be the eradication of TICKS. The chemical they use, even in such small amounts is very effective on the tick population !!
  • by Sally Location: enc on Sep 27, 2011 at 09:12 AM
    Sick of bites try Hyde Co.:A human can't even work outside in Hyde and after this big rain we have had watch out in another week. Hyde citizens have not been able to be outside much all summer due to the mosquitos and nothing has been done about it. Same old, same old, broken record.
  • by summer Location: bath on Sep 27, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    Will this affect pets that are outside? (horses, dogs,)
  • by James Location: Washington on Sep 27, 2011 at 05:04 AM
    I hope they spray at my house down Hwy 102.
  • by They Just Sprayed Here on Sep 26, 2011 at 08:44 PM
    Rural Jones County just got sprayed. The truck went by around 10:30 P.M. ...They are spraying the areas near rivers & streams, next to ditches & such.
  • by Sick of bites on Sep 26, 2011 at 07:55 PM
    Try Hyde CO.Youneed more than spray. be glad to see winter.Sick of mosquitos.
  • by pittco on Sep 26, 2011 at 07:02 PM
    Be nice if pitt county would Aerial spray!!!!!
  • by pittco on Sep 26, 2011 at 07:01 PM
    Be nice if pitt county would Aerial spray!!!!!
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