Weather permitting, the county health department will conduct its mosquito control treatment between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. If, for some reason the weather won’t allow the spraying, it will be moved to Wednesday, same time.
According to the county, the bug treatment will be administered with truck-mounted spray equipment.
“The equipment dispenses Zenivex E4 RTU (Etofenprox), an insecticide product, at a rate of 1.5 ounces (0.00350 pounds) per acre. These products are designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application materials have a very low toxicity profile to mammals and are safe for the environment when used in accordance with prescribed application methods,” the county stated in a release.
The spaying comes on the heels of a release from the state’s West Nile Control Program that states a mosquito has tested positive for the West Nile virus in West Chester earlier in September.
“Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus which, when transmitted to people, can cause West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. All residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting West Nile encephalitis,” the county said in a statement.