Montco Health Department to Spray for Mosquito’s in Plymouth Township

Below is a press release from the Montgomery County Health Department in regards to upcoming spraying for mosquito’s in Plymouth Township:

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Plymouth Township officials, 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 3, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

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All areas within the highlighted sections of the attached maps (above) 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.

If you are interested to learn more about the chemicals used click here.