Wilson County Mosquito spraying update
After Hurricane Florence, Wilson County, along with many other North Carolina counties, saw an increase in mosquito activity. To assist with mosquito abatement, Wilson County's Health Department initiated mosquito spraying on Tuesday, October 9 at sunset. Initial spraying started in the Saratoga and Stantonsburg communities and has continued until the entire county has been sprayed. In addition to the spray, on Saturday, October 13th, the Wilson County Health Department gave away free mosquito repellent and briquettes on a “1st come 1st serve” basis. The briquettes are a mosquito larvicide used for yard ponds and other water collection areas that mosquito larvae harbor. Funding for the spraying and abatement comes from the state of North Carolina to assist counties with mosquitoes after Hurricane Florence.
"After the spraying and other abatement measures offered, we hope to see a decrease in mosquito activity," said Health Director Teresa Ellen. "With the cooler and dryer weather coming in, this should assist as well."