PLANNED… (PL) TURNING TO MORE LOCAL COVERAGE: THE EFFORT TO PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITOES CARRYING TRIPLE-E CONTINUES IN RHODE ISLAND. (DN) THE STATE IS USING FLYOVERS TO DROP PESTICIDE TREATMENTS ON THE MOST CRITICAL AREAS. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER BRANDON TRUITT IS LIVE THIS MORNING WITH WHERE THINGS STAND WHEN IT COMES TO MOSQUITO SPRAYING. STATE OFFICIALS SAY THE SPRAYING IS ON TRACK AND ON TIME. THEY WERE WORKING LATE INTO THE NIGHT TARGETING COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE STATE. FOCUSING ON AREAS THEY SEE AS “HIGH RISK” FOR THE VIRUS. THE DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ARE COORDINATING THE RELEASE OF PESTICIDES USING AIRCRAFT. YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD SOME OF THE FLYOVERS LAST NIGHT. CREWS WERE WORKING OVER PARTS OF COVENTRY… CRANSTON.. EAST AND WEST GREENWICH… WEST WARWICK… AND WARWICK. THE STATE CONFIRMING ITS FIRST HUMAN CASE OF TRIPLE-E IN WEST WARWICK AT THE END OF AUGUST. THERE HAVE BEEN MOSQUITOES IN CENTRAL FALLS TESTING POSTIVE FOR TRIPLE-E. A HORSE IN WESTERLY WAS ALSO INFECTED. THAT IS WHY SPRAYING IS SET TO CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. WEATHER PERMITTING…. BURRILVILLE… WESTERLY… WOONSOCKET AND OTHER “AT RISK” TOWNS. STATE OFFICIALS SAY THE SPRAY IS AT NO RISK TO HUMANS. “so this is a product that has been used for almost 30 years, its been used in many mosquito control operations around the country and its also the country thats been used in massachusetts for their aerial applicatons this year” “it hasn’t happened since 1996 to kill mosiqtoes that are flying around with the goal to reducing the potential people are going to get ill from being bit by a mosquito that’s carrying a disease.” THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONTINUES TO GIVE YOU THESE TIPS. WEAR LONG SLEEVES AND USE BUG SPRAY WITH DEET. THEY ADVISE YOU TO LIMIT YOUR TIME OUTSIDE DURING DAWN AND DUSK. THAT’S PEAK BITING TIME FOR MOSQUITOES.