Little did you know but if mosquitoes are causing a problem who do you call??? The US Air Force!
U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes began spraying insecticides over three eastern Texas counties over the weekend and will expand to other areas over the next two weeks, officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said. About 1.85 million acres have been treated as of Tuesday, according to the department.
Officials hope the spraying can avoid outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases. Texas reported 441 human cases of West Nile virus and 21 deaths since the start of 2016
“Under the circumstances, when you have a hurricane of a magnitude like this, we would like them to spray the whole county … everyone was affected,” Dr. Mustapha Debboun, director of the Mosquito and Vector Control division of Harris County Public Health said. – Reuters
Those mosquitoes don’t stand a chance!
Featured image of an Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, perform a mosquito control aerial spray mission. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny Saldivar