Aerial assault on mosquitos is underway in St. Johns County | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Aerial assault on mosquitos is underway in St. Johns County
News

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- There's now an aerial assault on mosquitos along the First Coast. After all the recent rain, they are biting everywhere.

There's been a 35-percent increase in St. Johns County over the last two weeks alone. 

In St. Johns County, they amped up the helicopter patrols, armed with a material that kills mosquitos but doesn't harm people.

They started the air drops at 7 pm Saturday. They will continue night and day, through the weekend. 

Since the storms rolled through, mosquitos populations are on the rise. In Jacksonville, mosquito spraying will have to wait for a break in the wet weather to fight them.

"It certainly puts a damper on our operations. We can't be out spraying when it's raining", said Ken Roden of Jacksonville Mosquito Control.

Back at the St. Augustine Airport, low-flying helicopters will target areas the trucks can't get to, in hopes of killing what they can.

First Coast News

News

St. Augustine Deals

St. Augustine Businesses

Upcoming Events near St. Augustine

Community Sponsors