Sunday, August 2, 2015

Spraying targets dastardly blood-suckers

The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito-spraying operation tomorrow from 8:15 to 11 p.m. in West Chester Borough and West Goshen Township.

Spraying targets dastardly blood-suckers

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The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito-spraying operation tomorrow from 8:15 to 11 p.m. in West Chester Borough and West Goshen Township. Samples collected in the area have shown high numbers of mosquitoes that could potentially transmit West Nile virus, a county news release said.

The areas to be treated are bordered by the following roadways: High Street, Westtown Road, Route 202 and East Union Street. A map of the spraying area is posted on the county's web site: http://www.chesco.org/health/lib/health/map_files/TreatmentArea24.htm.

County officials said the treatment will be administered with truck-mounted equipment that dispenses a permethrin insecticide at a rate of 1.5 ounces per acre. Officials recommend that residents stay indoors and keep windows closed for about an hour after the spraying has been completed.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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