POTTSTOWN PA – Selected areas of the borough will be sprayed next week with an insecticide to control the mosquito population there and hopefully limit the potential spread of West Nile virus, the Montgomery County Health Department announced Thursday (Aug. 21, 2014).
Spraying will be conducted, weather-permitting, on Tuesday (Aug. 26) from 8-11 p.m. Sept. 2, also a Tuesday, has been chosen as an alternate date. The area to be sprayed is rectangular in shape, and roughly within the boundaries of High Street (to the north), South Keim Street (west), the railroad tracks crossing Keim Street at West Steel Road (south), and Armand Hammer Boulevard (east).
Health department workers will use a product called Duet duel-action Adulticide at a rate of .75 fluid ounces per acre applied with a truck mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) sprayer.
The department said it is working “with appropriate agencies to identify, eliminate, or treat with larvicide, areas where mosquitoes are breeding.” Residents should call the Health Department at 610-278-5117 if concerned about standing water that may be a mosquito breeding area.
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