Mosquito spray applied to Delco

YEADON, PA – Delaware County crews will treat an area for mosquitoes Monday night.

The Delaware County Health Department’s West Nile Virus Control Program will spray an area of ​​Yeadon with a very low volume mosquito adulticide.

The spraying will take place between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Crews will spray the area below:

Delaware County Department of Health

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen delays, a rain date is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Delaware County Health Department will perform the treatment using truck-mounted spray equipment.

For the security and information of residents, the commercial license ‘BU3865’ will be visible on the equipment of the service.

The product used will be Duet, applied at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre, designed to provide fast and effective control of adult mosquitoes.

“This planned spray is the result of the identification of positive mosquito pools and a high vector index (VI) in the area,” said Delaware County Health Department Director Melissa Lyon. “A vector index greater than 300 determines the scheduling of larviciding sprays to deal with the presence of West Nile positive pools.”

West Nile virus is an infection transmitted by infected mosquitoes that bite humans and can cause neurological symptoms.

Many people infected with West Nile virus do not develop symptoms, however, one in five people infected will develop flu-like symptoms and fever.

Unexplained headaches, weakness and fatigue are symptoms of West Nile virus and
those experiencing these symptoms should contact their primary care provider.

Individuals are encouraged to take personal protective measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

To protect themselves and help prevent the spread of West Nile virus, residents are also encouraged to remember the “three Ds”:

  • DRAIN – Buckets, flower pots, pet water dishes, clogged gutters and other sources of standing water outside your home
  • DRESS – Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, weather permitting
  • DEFEND – Wear insect repellent with DEET, picaridin or lemon eucalyptus oil on exposed skin when outdoors

To report mosquito problems or for more information on how to prevent West Nile virus,
go online here, call 484-276-2100 or email [email protected]

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