Montco Health Department to Spray Mosquitos in Conshohocken, Whitemarsh

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The area highlighted in yellow will be sprayed for mosquitos Monday. Map courtesy of the Montgomery County Office of Communications.

After consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Montco Health Department will be spraying in Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, and Whitemarsh to control the population of adult mosquitos, according to a staff report from The Times Herald.

The spraying will be performed in places where sampling by the Health Department and PADEP has found mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus.

Weather permitting, the spraying will be conducted Monday, from 8:30–11:30 PM. In case of bad weather, it will be moved to Aug. 15.

The Health Department is joining forces with other agencies to find, eliminate, or (where necessary) treat mosquito breeding areas with larvacide. Residents who are concerned about an area of standing water that may be a mosquito breeding area should contact the Health Department at 610-278-5117.

MCHD has also published a list of things people can do to help, such as identifying and eliminating all sources of standing water on their property and removing outdoor water holding containers, including plastic wading pools when they are not in use.

More information on the products being used is available at the EPA website.

Read more about the spraying plans in The Times Herald by clicking here.

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