The Berks County Conservation District Mosquito-Borne Disease Program will be conducting a truck-mounted ultra-low volume mosquito control operation in Reading City, with a focus on the areas near Charles Evans Cemetery and residential areas located in the areas of 11th and Union Streets.
Residential and recreational areas will be sprayed to control adult mosquitoes. The control work will begin around dusk on Thursday, September 8th.
High populations of adult mosquitos capable of transmitting West Nile Virus have been detected in these areas.
The product used will be AquaDuet applied at a rate of 1.0 oz/ac or less and is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.
Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. If this operation is canceled, it will be rescheduled for Monday, September 12th.