Aerial mosquito sprays on hold

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Benton County is on hold with aerial spraying for mosquitoes. A bird crashed through the windshield of the plane.

It's a frustrating delay just days after the West Nile Virus was found in Franklin County. It will be at least the end of the week before the plane can go back up. Adult mosquitoes can multiply rapidly during that window.

"It does decrease our efficiency a little bit because the plane can do things trucks can't, we're not seeing it as a huge issue, we'll still go out with the trucks to trap and then we're going to reevaluate," said Kevin Shoemaker.

Staff say no cases of West Nile have been found in Benton County. Mosquito Control can still spray on the ground, areas near the river deltas are found to be hot zones and best treated by air.