U.S. Air Force sprays deadly nerve agent onto Texas populace to combat mosquitoes

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan) U.S. Air Force/Flickr

Military aircraft dousing Texans with Dibrom to quell pesky mosquitoes

(INTELLIHUB) — For the next few days, the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing will be spraying the Houston area with the deadly insecticide Dibrom using a modified C-130 cargo-conversion aircraft equipped with sprayers.

The operation which started on Thursday is aimed at stopping the spread of mosquitoes and disease following standing floodwater which was carried in by the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey.

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) recommends that anyone concerned about exposure to the nerve agent should stay indoors for the next few days until the spraying subsides.

Dibrom is the same insecticide that Intellihub’s Shepard Ambellas was directly sprayed with in Key West when a helicopter overflew him in the fall of 2016.

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A helicopter equipped with a sprayer apparatus dowses residents of Key West on July 28, 2016 (Intellihub/Shepard Ambellas)

HCPH also notified local beekeepers instructing them to protect their colonies, affirming just how toxic the spray really is.

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