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    Mild winter prompts Delaware to being mosquito spraying early

    Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has already begun seasonal mosquito spraying in response to the mild winter.

    Mosquito Control Administrator Dr. William Meredith said there have already been “significant mosquito hatches.” So woodland pools in New Castle, Sussex and Kent counties are being sprayed to control the mosquito population.
    The state has about 100,000 acres of wet woodlands, which would be logistically impossible to spray, according to the DNREC. So instead, about 7,000 to 10,000 acres with woodland pools.

    For public notice of when and where the sprayings will take place, call 800-338-8181 or visit the Mosquito Control Website.

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