Aerial Spraying Scheduled for St. Charles Parish To Reduce Mosquito Numbers
Published 9:47 am Wednesday, October 26, 2022
St. Charles Parish Officials have scheduled an aerial spray operation this week to reduce mosquito numbers in the area. The aerial application will begin Wednesday, October 26 at approximately 6:45 p.m. and continue until about 11:30 p.m., weather-permitting. The aerial application will be completed in one evening. If there is a weather delay, applications will begin the next suitable night.
VDCI will be using multiple twin-engine aircraft flying at an altitude of approximately 300 feet to conduct the aerial application. Each aircraft is equipped with an aerial spray guidance system specifically engineered for mosquito control operations. The planes are able to receive real-time, meteorological conditions such as temperature, wind speed and wind direction.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires notification to the public when aerial spray operations are to occur.
For additional information and/or maps of the intended spray area contact VDCI at 800-413-4445.