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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for Abington Township on 8/25 Rescheduled to 8/31

Mosquito Spray Area for Abington on 8.31.21

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas. The spraying will be done where sampling by the OPH and PADP has shown mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus (WNV). For notification of any future spray events, sign up with the County's emergency notification system, ReadyMontco.

The spray event previously scheduled on Wednesday, August 25 is canceled and is scheduled for the alternate date on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from approximately 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All areas within the highlighted section of the map shown will be subjected to the spray. Spraying will occur in the area along W. Moreland Road (PA 63) and Old Welsh Road between Sunnycrest Road and Preston Ave. Residents within the spray area should consider remaining indoors, closing windows and turning off ventilation systems that draw in outside air for the duration of the spray plus 30 minutes afterward.

Workers will be using a Duet® Dual-Action Adulticide at a rate of .75 fluid ounces per acre applied with a truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayer. The spray will be performed by OPH personnel.

The OPH will work with appropriate agencies to identify, eliminate and/or treat with larvicide, areas where mosquitoes are breeding. Residents may contact the OPH at 610.278.5117, if there is an area of standing water of concern that may be breeding mosquitoes. The adult mosquito program will only be used in limited situations to reduce disease-infected adult mosquitoes.

For further information about the products being used, visit the OPH website.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org.

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