The mosquitoes are coming

The Mosquito control division of DNREC will start spraying woodland areas next week.

Spraying around New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties will be done near populated areas.  Delaware has over 10,000 acres of woodlands.  Not all of it can be sprayed.  A bacterially-produced insecticide, Bti will be used.

DNREC officials say now is the time to look over pools of standing water, which are prime mosquito breeding grounds.

To request local relief, call Mosquito Control’s field offices:

Glasgow Office, 302-836-2555, serving New Castle County and the northern half of Kent County including Dover
Milford Office, 302-422-1512, serving the southern half of Kent County south of Dover and all of Sussex County.

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