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Mosquito Spraying Continues into Next Week

Oct 05, 2018

Mosquito truck spraying will continue in Cumberland County through the weekend and into early next week. The trucks will be running from 7 p.m. until approximately 3 a.m. and are spraying along primary and secondary roads in the county and all municipalities, excluding Hope Mills, which is conducting its own spraying. As with the first round, truck spraying will not occur on the Fort Bragg military reservation. 

 

Overnight Thursday, the contractor sprayed the areas of Eastover, Linden, Spring Lake and Stedman. On Friday evening, the trucks will focus on areas south, east and southeast of Hope Mills, such as Gray’s Creek, and will continue to address sections up and down the Cape Fear River. Hot spots being targeted are the low-lying areas with standing water and places where flooding occurred.

 

On Saturday and Sunday evenings, the spraying will take place in areas west of downtown Fayetteville. Areas north of downtown will be sprayed Monday and areas southeast of downtown and east of the Cape Fear River not already sprayed will be treated on Tuesday.

 

The Department of Public Health contracted for a second round of ground spraying as an added measure while the county pursues contracting for aerial spraying. More information on protective measures to reduce the risk of mosquito bites is available online at ncdhhs.gov/hurricane-florence-mosquitoes.