Mosquito spraying scheduled in Adams County next week

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The Adams County Conservation District’s West Nile Virus Program will be conducting an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in Bonneauville Boro and Mount Pleasant Township, Adams County.  The treatments will be conducted on Monday, August 25, 2014.

Spraying will also be conducted in Conewago Township, Adams County on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  Spraying will be from 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 WNV in these areas.

In Mount Pleasant Twp., spraying will be conducted in the residential areas of Wheatland Acres and Colonial Ridge. Residential areas in Conewago Twp south of McSherrystown Borough and the entire Boro of Bonneauville will be treated.

The business license for the Conservation District is BU 6875.  The product used will be 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 on a rain date of Wednesday August 27, 2014.

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.