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West Nile Virus Alert
Posted Date:
8/5/2015
The Montgomery County Health Dept. has advised of seven (7) positive West Nile Virus mosquito pools in Horsham Township.
The Montgomery County Health Dept. has advised of seven (7) positive West Nile Virus mosquito pools in Horsham Township. The seven sites are located at 
  • Lukens Park
  • Graeme Park
  • Kohler Park
  • Sawyers Way open space areas. 

The PA Department of Environmental Protection's West Nile Virus control program will conduct an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) mosquito adulticide spray in portions of Horsham Township, Montgomery County. Residential and recreational areas within this treatment area will be sprayed to control adult mosquitoes. This is a result of high trap counts and the identification of positive mosquito pools in the area.

Operations will take place in the evening hours of Tuesday, August 11, 2015 provided that weather and environmental conditions remain suitable for the operation. If weather conditions or other unexpected events cancel or delay this spray operation, then a rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12. The PA Department of Environmental Protection will perform the work using truck mounted spraying equipment with the business license BU2626 visible on the equipment. The product used will be Duet applied at a rate of .75 ounces per acre. This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes. Treatment will commence at approximately 8:15pm and conclude by 11:30pm.

Please see attached spray maps for treatment borders. The Montgomery County Health Dept. and PA-DEP will continue to monitor the areas as well as the entire township. Please visit Montgomery County Website for more information on West Nile www.montcopa.org/wnvinfo
Residents with any questions should call the Montgomery County Health Department at 610-278-5117.

 

 
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