The Cumberland County Vector Control Office will conduct a mosquito prevention spraying on Monday beginning at dusk in parts of Mechanicsburg borough, and Monroe, Silver Spring and Upper Allen townships.
Vector Control will use an ultra-low volume mosquito control treatment of DeltaGard ULV, which is labeled for use around humans and animals, and will have little impact on other insects. The spraying is to reduce high populations of mosquitoes, which can carry the West Nile virus.
County residents can help control mosquitoes by paying attention to and addressing any stagnant water on their property. Stagnant water sitting in buckets, clogged rainspouts, toys, unattended swimming pools, etc. can become breeding grounds for mosquitoe. Vector Control recommends draining stagnant water every five days.
Water sources that cannot be drained can be treated with mosquito dunks or bits that contain Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, which kills mosquito larvae. These products are labeled for use around humans and pets, and can be found at hardware and other local retailers.
More information on Cumberland County Vector Control/Weights and Measures can be found at www.ccpa.net/vector.