Mosquito sprayings planned in central York County


What you might call a swat team of York County authorities will look to cut down the local mosquito population this week.

The York County West Nile Virus Program staff will conduct sprayings in Springettsbury and Manchester townships on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, according to a news release.

In Springettsbury Township, this will take place along Eastern Boulevard from Haines Road to Stonewood Road, as well as the residential area east of North Hills Road, west of Memory Lane, north of East Market Street and south of Industrial Highway; it'll also take place in the residential area north of East Market Street, south of Route 30, east of Pleasant Acres Road and west of Silver Spur Drive, and in the vicinity of Pleasant Valley Road, east of Williams Road, the release states.

In Manchester Township, the crews will spray in the vicinity of North George Street from Masonic Drive to Emigsville and east along Woodland View Drive to Grim Lane; they will also spray aoround Stillmeadow Lane and Brandywine Lane and Lewisberry Road and Raintree Road, according to the release.

They'll spray Permanone Ready-To-Use ULV from trucks in what the release says are concentrations "significantly below" what people are able to buy to spray in their homes.

If the weather doesn't cooperate, the sprayings all will be moved back a day.