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Okeechobee County - Mosquito Control Spraying Next Week

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Okeechobee County Emergency-Management

Okeechobee County - Thursday December 1, 2022: Okeechobee Emergency Management has scheduled Mosquito control spraying for next week from Monday, December 5 until Wednesday December 7. However, officials advise that it is possible that the spraying may also be extended until Thursday December 8, if needed.

The treatment applications will occur overnight, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Emergency Management Director Tod Hardacre says over 180 road miles will be treated, weather permitting.

Clarke Environmental will be conducting adult mosquito control spraying throughout the county during the overnight hours in the north and southwest area of Okeechobee County by truck mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) sprayer.

Okeechobee residents are encouraged to report high concentrations of mosquitos to the Clarke Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-203-6485.

Residents can also help by:

• Removing standing water in water bowls, bird baths and plants etc.
• Keep grass cut short.
• Fix screens and keep rain gutters clean.

Contact Okeechobee County Emergency Management with any questions or concerns about truck mounted spraying by phone at 863-763-3212 or email at thardacre@co.okeechobee.fl.us.