Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Parks adopt spray policy

State parks officials have granted Florida Keys Mosquito Control permission to spray larvicide in the parks throughout the county.

The new policy will allow the district to use larvicides but not chemical pesticides, Mosquito Control Executive Director Michael Doyle said Monday. Also, the district can treat trash along the shoreline at state parks, which is a haven for Asian tiger mosquitoes that like to hide in plastic trash along the beach.

The new policy allows the district to beef up its treatments in and around John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, Doyle said.