Montco Health Department Spraying for Mosquito’s Tonight in Conshohocken and Whitemarsh

The Montgomery County Health Department will be spraying for mosquito’s on Wednesday, September 17th in Conshohocken and Whitemarsh. Below is the release from the health department:

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Conshohocken Borough, and Whitemarsh Township, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

The spraying will be done where sampling by the Health Department and PADEP has shown mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus. The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from approximately 7:30PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Monday, September 22, 2014.

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All areas within the highlighted sections of the attached map will be subjected to spraying. Workers will be using Duet Duel-action Adulticide at a rate of .75 fluid ounces per acre applied with a truck mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) sprayer. All spraying will be performed by MCHD.

The Health Department will work with appropriate agencies to identify, eliminate or treat with larvacide, areas where mosquitoes are breeding. Residents may contact the Health Department at 610-278-5117 if they are concerned about an area of standing water that may be a breeding area. The adult mosquito control program will only be used in limited situations to reduce large numbers of adult mosquitoes.

For further information about the products being used, visit the EPA website at: