Mosquito spraying scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday

West Nile virus is transmitted through a cycle. An infected bird is bitten by a mosquito that then goes on to bite people.

High mosquito counts this summer continue to prompt spraying to curb adult populations — many of which carry West Nile Virus.

The York County WNV Program and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection staff will spray at-risk areas with a low-concentration insecticide, significantly below what would be used in commercial pest control products inside the home, according to a news release.

The program, under Penn State Extension, will use Permanone Ready to Use Adulticide, applied at 0.62 ounces per acre. The DEP will use DeltaGard Insecticide, applied at 1.0 ounces per acre, the release states.

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Scheduled times: Monday's spraying in Springettsbury Township was canceled because of weather conditions. It was rescheduled to Tuesday, July 24.

Targeted areas in the township include residential areas along Eastern Boulevard from Haines Road to Stone Ridge Road and the residential area east of North Hills Road, west of Memory Lane, north of East Market Street and south of Industrial Highway, a news release states.

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On Wednesday evening, July 25, spraying will occur in York City, in the following areas, according to a news release:

  • The area south of West Market Street, west of South George Street, east of Richland Avenue and north of West Springettsbury Avenue. 

  • The area east of North and South Queen Street, west of North and South Harrison Street, north of East College Avenue and Prospect Street (Route 124) to the northern limit of York City. 

  • The area east of South George Street, west of Vander Avenue and Edgar Street, north of Rathton Road and south of East College Avenue. 

  • The area east of Roosevelt Avenue, west of Pennsylvania Avenue, north of Parkway Boulevard and south of Loucks Road (Route 30).

Since spraying is dependent on weather conditions, a rain date of Thursday, July 26, is set for York City.