Your Florida Backyard NSiS Home Page Your Florida Backyard Coping with Medfly Spraying
* When you hear the helicopter/plane approaching, go indoors and take pets and their food and water dishes indoors.
* Put your car in the garage or cover it with plastic.
* Tent food plants and shallow ponds.
* If you get sprayed, bathe and wash your clothes immediately.
* If your pet gets sprayed, wash it with a good pet shampoo immediately.
* Playground equipment, toys, and outdoor furniture should be washed before use.
* Wait 4-8 hours before allowing children to play on sprayed yards.
* If your car gets sprayed, rinse it off immediately.
* According to state officials, washed fruits and vegetables are safe to eat.

For more information about medflies, check Pest Alert.
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