Forget Al Qaeda, the Pentagon declares war on Florida mosquitoes

U.S. Air-force plane 
By: Debbie Gross 

Now, the Pentagon is using the Air-force to fight mosquitoes in Florida.

Miami-Dade officials are calling in the cavalry, well, actually, the U.S. Air-force to kill the biting insects and stop their breeding. However, the attack may come as a surprise because of how low the spray planes are flying.

The county and the U.S. Air-force announced the plans while complaints continue to rise. The recent rainy weather has caused the mosquito population to grow, which can cause problems for people who go out for cookouts and celebrate with fireworks.

Typically, the spraying is done in the early morning hours, but night spraying will allow the county to deliver another blow to the mosquitoes in the region.

This new round of mosquito control consists of a large C-130 cargo aircraft based in Ohio. The areas that will be sprayed are in the communities of Doral, Sweetwater West, Kendall, Homestead, Florida City and areas east of U.S. 1, where large concentrations of mosquitoes have been reported.



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