Mosquito control operation scheduled Thursday in Shoemakersville

The Berks County Conservation District Mosquito-Borne Disease Program will be conducting a truck mounted, ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in Shoemakersville. Due to undesirable weather Thursday, September 7th, spraying has been rescheduled for Monday, September 11th.

Residential and recreational areas will be sprayed for control of adult mosquitoes. The control work will begin around dusk.

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Officials say high populations of adult mosquitos capable of transmitting West Nile virus have been detected in these areas.

The truck mounted ULV spray will be conducted by Berks County Conservation District. The product used will be AquaDuet applied at a rate of 1.0 oz/ac or less. This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel the spray operation. If the operation is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for Monday, September 11th.

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