The Air Force is joining in the efforts to help control mosquito-borne illnesses bugging South Florida.

The spraying of Miami-Dade County with a very powerful insecticide from a plane has already begun but the plane had to be grounded Wednesday night due to bad weather.

The C130H plane, carrying 90 gallons of the powerful insecticide, plans to be back up in the air around 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

“Hopefully, depending on the weather tonight, we’ve already done the area here over the base and our plan is to be southwest of the base tonight—in Homestead Redlands area,” said Lt. Colonel Frank Galati from the Homestead Air Reserve Base.

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