Wednesday, September 26, 2018

DEP: Mosquito Spraying Set For Bedford County On September 27

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it will conduct a mosquito control operation in Bedford County to reduce high populations of mosquitoes that cause West Nile Virus on September 27 in portions of Snake Spring Township, Bedford County..
Truck mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) spray equipment will be utilized to spray Duet applied at a rate of 1.0 oz/acre. This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.
The control work will begin late in the evening. Weather conditions and other unexpected events (such as lowered mosquito populations) could delay or cancel this spray operation.
2 Deaths, 40 Human Cases
The Department of Health said Monday there are 33 human cases of West Nile Virus in 15 counties in Pennsylvania and as reported Friday 2 deaths have been confirmed from West Nile Virus so far this season-- one each in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.
The counties with human cases this year include-- Allegheny 1, Berks 2, Bucks 3, Centre 2, Dauphin 1, Delaware 3, Fayette 1, Franklin 5, Lancaster 3, Lebanon 4, Montgomery 2, Montour 1, Philadelphia 3, Tioga 1 and York 1.  There is also one systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) illness in York County.
For more information about West Nile virus and the state's surveillance and control program, please visit the West Nile Virus website.    [Note: Unfortunately this website is not being updated.]
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