Mosquito spraying begins in May

mosqsprayHOLT, Fla., May 1, 2019—The Okaloosa County Mosquito Control Program begins this month.

Within the next couple of weeks, the standard evening broadcast spray schedule will begin based on mosquito surveillance data and other factors, according to an Okaloosa County news release.

Spraying will be in both north and south Okaloosa County Monday through Thursdays. Holt sprayings will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays in different areas both day.

North county schedule

Mondays: John Riley Barnhill Road to Escambia Farms, Vinson Ray Road, Beaver Creek to north Baker, U.S. 90 East from Shoal River to County Line Road and north to Poverty Creek Road

Tuesdays:

  • East side of State Road 189 to State Road 602; the Four Flags area, Baker and Holt south of U.S. 90
  • Crestview: Aplin Road north to U.S. 90; Old Bethel Road past Sioux Circle, Old Antioch Road to U.S. 90 west of State Road 85

Wednesdays:

  • Holt north of U.S. 90, Baker west of Galliver Cutoff, Laurel Hill to County Line, State Road 393 N, Steel Mill Road
  • Crestview: Old Bethel Road to Airport Road, U.S. 90 from Fairchild Road to State Road 85, north to Airport Road

Thursdays:

  • Poverty Creek Road, State Road 393 to Campton, Baker from Galliver Cutoff to Old River Road
  • Crestview: Lake Silver Road to Airport Road to Auburn area

The Mosquito Control Program sprays for mosquitoes county-wide excluding federal and state-owned land.

Mosquito spray trucks generally operate starting two hours before sunset and/or in the two hours after sunrise.

Outside animals

Outdoor animals should be vaccinated against mosquito borne disease.

Horses should be vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Although West Nile and EEE can occur throughout the year, peak season is August, September and October.

Dogs should be treated for heartworms because certain mosquitoes present in Okaloosa County carry the disease.

Okaloosa County news release

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