Rhode Island mosquitoes carried out a mosquito spray on Sunday night in parts of the state where eastern equine encephalitis was detected, but modified their original spray timeline of Westerly, Hopkinson and Charlestown, which will now be sprayed tonight (Monday).
Environmental and health officials said Sunday afternoon that all spraying was scheduled to take place in the evening and night, but spraying was only completed in all of West Warwick and parts of Coventry, Cranston , Warwick, East Greenwich and West Greenwich, as well as all Central Falls, Pautucket and Northern Providence and parts of Providence, East Providence, Smithfield, Lincoln and Cumberland.
Spray through ) Spraying in these northern areas and parts of southern Rhode Island (parts of Westerly, Hopkinson and Charlestown) is scheduled for tonight. The spraying will begin tonight and will end by 4:30 on Tuesday.58 degrees.
The sprayed product, Anvil 10 + 10, is a product widely used in both ground and air spraying in the United States up to
"The aircraft used in this operation, piloted and operated by Dynamic Aviation, are King Air Beechcraft twin-wing fixed-wing engines, "says Lauren McGowan, spokesman for Clarke, the company hired to run the application," They are specially equipped with wing nozzles that spray ultra-low volume droplets, specifically calibrated to be the right size to interact with the biology of k Mara. "
The aircraft is equipped with flow system that automatically adjusts output based on height and speed of the plane, she said. It takes into account wind speed and direction and automatically calculates the displacement of the aircraft, which means that the aircraft may need to fly outside the spray unit to ensure that droplets are deposited at specific target locations.
The state has designated the four areas as "critical risk" for the disease. Areas include Central Falls, parts of Westerly, West Warwick and northern Rhode Island near the towns of Massachusetts Uxbridge, Douglas and Mendon.
Spraying will not be done on bodies of water and other sensitive areas, state officials said.  The first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis since 2010 was reported last month in a person over 50 years of age from West Warwick. The mosquitoes in Central Falls and West have also been diagnosed with the disease.
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