Aerial spraying is a method that is used to spray liquids over large plains of land via airplane. A liquid called naled is loaded into an aircraft so it can be lightly misted over the infected area. The U.S. federal government and state governments support and supply naled pesticide spray for the mosquitos because naled assist in decreasing the rate of zika virus carrying mosquitos helping to suppress the outbreak.
The method of using naled from an airplane has been around since the 1950s, when it was used tremendously and was popular to use and it is not going to change now when it can help change the world.
In the past during outbreaks of diseases from mosquitos the government has used naled to fight back and or that reason we know that it works very well and effectively. “Aerial spraying is used as part of an integrated mosquito control program to quickly reduce the number of mosquitoes responsible for infecting people with viruses like Zika, dengue, or chikungunya.” From this quote from the Centers for disease control and prevention website you can see that this method has worked to control past outbreaks from dengue and chikungunya so it does work to decrease mosquitos.
On the same website it mentions that “Aerial treatment of areas with products that rapidly reduce both young and adult mosquitoes can help to limit the number of mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. Repeated aerial applications of insecticide has reduced mosquito populations as a part of an integrated mosquito management program.” This statement supports that the spraying of the mosquitos is a effective way to get rid of zika virus carrying mosquitos.
This is why Florida just sprayed infected areas in their state with this pesticide so there can be a reduction of mosquitos carrying the virus. Florida has used the spray in their state before “In 2014, almost 6 million acres of land in Florida was aerial sprayed with Naled by mosquito control programs.” There is only positive implements that come from spraying this pesticide in order to keep americans safe.
Another supporting fact the website states is that this method is one of many that officials could use to help decrease the virus but this method is one that can tremendously reduce the population of mosquitos carrying the virus in vast areas. The zika virus increasingly spreading to new towns and cities need this treatment because it is fast working and gets what needs to be done in a quick amount of time with fast results.
This method is the quickest and is safe to use so there is no reason why it should not be used to control such an effective virus that could give Americans so many problems down the line in life. The government supports this method there for it is safe as well as it is FDA approved.