Here’s what Gardens is doing to continue fighting Zika mosquitoes

Palm Beach Gardens is conducting an additional round of spraying for mosquito with a treatment that's effective against those that carry the Zika virus, and these signs are being printed for posting in parks and public areas. The city established a Zika information line: 561-630-1112. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens is conducting an additional round of spraying for mosquito with a treatment that’s effective against those that carry the Zika virus, and these signs are posted in parks and public areas. The city established a Zika information line: 561-630-1112. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens isn’t letting up in its fight to prevent the Zika virus from spreading farther north.

The city is doing an additional spraying of the pesticide Duet to kill daytime and night-flying mosquitoes that could be carrying the virus. Zika can cause microcephaly, a birth defect that causes developmental delays and seizures, in children and a fever and rash in adults.

Read all about what the city is doing to stop the spread of Zika here.

The next spraying in Palm Beach Gardens will start Monday, Oct. 24, and continue every day through Friday, Oct. 28, weather-permitting. Each spray will take place from dusk to 10 p.m., according to the city.

For specific questions about mosquito spray, call 561-804-7034. For more details about what the city is doing to combat the Zika virus, call the city’s Zika information line at 561-630-1112. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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