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'High number' of West Nile positives prompt spraying in Adams County

Written by Staff Report, The Evening Sun | Aug 27, 2015 2:10 PM
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Crews will spray to control the mosquito population in Butler Township and Biglerville on Thursday. If weather conditions disrupt the operation, it will be rescheduled for Sept. 3.

The spray is in response to a "high number" of mosquitoes that tested for West Nile in those areas, according to the Adams County Conservation District.

At least five mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus this year in Butler Township, according to state records.

Read more about the virus here.

The Adams County Conservation District released the following information about the procedure:

The Adams County Conservation District's West Nile Virus Program will be conducting an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in Biglerville Borough and Butler Twp, Adams County. The control operation will be conducted Thursday. We will be using a truck mounted sprayer. The control work will begin around sunset.

This control work is in response to high numbers of mosquitoes collected that have tested positive for West Nile Virus in these areas.

We will be treating Biglerville Borough and portions of Butler Twp surrounding Biglerville Borough.

The business license for the Conservation District is BU 6875. The District will be using Permanone RTU a rate of 0.75oz./acre. This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel these control operations, if this happens these treatments will be conducted Sept. 3.

For more information about reducing mosquitoes in Adams County call the Adams County Conservation District at 717-334-0636.

For information about West Nile Virus, contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH, or visit the PA State West Nile web site at www.westnile.state.pa.us.


This article comes to us through a partnership between The Evening Sun and WITF. 

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