Fairview Township to be sprayed for mosquitoes

Matt Enright
York Dispatch
This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. Scientists believe the species originated in Africa but came to the Americas on slave ships. It has continued to spread through shipping and airplanes. Now it's found through much of the world. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

With more mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in York County, the county will spray in a high-population area for the insects.

York County will spray in Fairview Township Friday at 9 p.m., according to a York County news release Wednesday.

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Both residential and commercial areas will be sprayed, the release said. 

"High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus have been detected in the area. Pending West Nile Virus test results may cancel this control event," York County mosquito detection administrator Lee Graybill said in the release.

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The truck-mounted ULV control will use AquaDUET in the area, which is designed to provide quick knockdown and an effective control of adult mosquitoes. Graybill said he will be on site for the event. If weather conditions or other unexpected events cancel the event, it will be rescheduled for Monday.

For more information, contact Graybill at 717-840-2375.

Matthew Enright can be reached by email at menright@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @Matthew_Enright.