Aerial spraying under way

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - Parris Island is conducting aerial spraying until May 19 in an effort to control sand flea and mosquito populations.

The spraying will take place about two hours before sundown.

The insecticides used present no threat to humans, plants or animals in the area and are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island.

However, beekeepers within a five-mile radius are urged to keep hives covered.

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