New Hanover County uses a spray to control adult mosquitoes that can be harmful to bees. But, spraying is usually done in the early morning or evening when bees are dormant and inside their hives, the county’s Senior Environmental Health Program Specialist Dave Jenkins said.
Vector control also has a beekeeper list so that truck operators can provide a buffer around the areas when spraying.
“We understand how important bees are to the ecosystem and want to ensure we are doing what we can to prevent from harming them,” Jenkins said.
Date posted: May 26, 2011
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