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Del. Begins Annual Mosquito Spraying

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Delaware is starting its annual spring woodland-pool spraying this week.
The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says its mosquito control section will treat wooded wetlands near select populated areas in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.
Officials say about 4,000 to 7,000 forested acres that produce large numbers of early season mosquitoes will be strategically sprayed by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft.
Mosquito Control Administrator William Meredith said colder weather has delayed development of larvae, but it will not prevent adults from emerging eventually. He said the extent of wet woodlands this spring brings the potential for a lot of mosquitoes.

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