As the sun rose on Thursday, a small plane zig-zagged over Wynwood, spraying pesticides.
The Miami-Dade County plane took off around 5 a.m. and blanketed the 10-mile area surrounding Wynwood, which is the only place in the continental U.S. where the Zika virus is known to have been contracted locally. The licensed professional used Naled, a registered insecticide. Beekeepers were advised to keep their hives covered
The one-square-mile hot spot and nearby residential areas have been sprayed at ground level all week.
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The aerial pesticide spray was scheduled for Wednesday morning but was postponed due to bad weather.