- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Civil engineers at Joint Base Charleston and the Weapons Station are conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes.

Officials suggest that anyone who might be sensitive to the spraying in the area may consider staying indoors. Beekeepers may also need to take precautions.

The spraying is taking place with specially-modified C-130 aircraft during the final two daylight hours prior to sunset on Saturday. If weather doesn’t permit the spraying, a backup date is Sunday.

Air Force officials say the application occurs only after the use of larvicide and ground fogging of adult mosquitoes fail to reduce the mosquito population.

The officials say only pesticides approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are being used.

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