|The Cumberland County Control Program will be conducting an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting disease.
Alternate spray date will be the next evening, weather permitting.
Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation.
If conditions do not allow application on the scheduled date, the following evening will serve as the back-up spray date.
The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying residential and recreational mosquito habitat.
The equipment dispenses Biomist ULV at a rate of 1.00 ounces per acre. Treatment time starts near to or at dusk.
The product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and is applied during hours that it will have negligible impact to non-target insects.
Certain mosquito species carry Mosquito-borne Disease including West Nile Virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.
Individuals can take a number of precautionary measures around their homes to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, including:
For more information about West Nile virus and the state’s surveillance and control program, please visit www.westnile.state.pa.us