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Aerial spraying to control sand fleas, mosquitoes

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PARRIS ISLAND (WTOC) -

In an effort to control sand flea and mosquito populations, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is scheduled to undergo aerial spraying from March 31 to April 3.

Spraying will take place about two hours before sundown if weather permits.

The insecticides used present no threat to humans, plants or animals in the area, and are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort. They urge beekeepers within a 5-mile radius to keep hives covered.

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