DNREC begins mosquito spraying

March 26, 2009 6:58:54 AM PDT
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has begun spraying for mosquitoes in Delaware. Helicopter crews began spraying wooded wetlands in Sussex County on Wednesday.

DNREC Environmental Scientist K.C. Conaway says they plan to spray more than 10,000 acres across the state in three weeks. Crews will start downstate and work their way north.

Officials are expecting an average mosquito population this year due to a dry winter. With a budget and time constraints, DNREC plans to focus on high population areas.

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Information from: WBOC-TV, http://www.wboc.com/

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