City of Sanford, NC
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Lee County Health Department to Spray 68,000 Acres for Mosquitos*


On Tuesday, October 16, the Lee County Health Department will conduct aerial spraying over approximately 68,000 acres in Lee County to combat the growing mosquito problem caused by Hurricane Florence. Spraying will take place at dusk or approximately 6:30 p.m.

See a map of the spray area here. Areas with increased mosquito counts are shown in light green. The two sections outlined in red are the areas that will be sprayed on October 16.

To determine where to spray, the Lee County Division of Environmental Health completed landing rate counts in areas throughout the county, including sites reported by the public as problem areas. The data gathered helped develop the target spray zones where the abatement is likely to have the highest impact.

The impacts of the spraying and other abatement strategies, including the use of Mosquito Dunks, will continue to be monitored by Environmental Health until the Health Department determines that the public health emergency has passed.

This spraying is conducted by the Lee County Health Department. Read their full release announcing the spraying here.

For additional information about the scheduled aerial spraying and other mosquito abatement strategies, contact Environmental Health Supervisor Anthony Williams at 919-718-4641 ext 5388.

Any changes or extensions will be reported on the Lee County Government website and Facebook page.

*Note: This spraying is neither coordinated nor implemented by the City of Sanford. All requests for information should be directed to Environmental Health at 919-718-4641 ext 5388. The City of Sanford is only sharing this information as a public service.

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