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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mosquito Spraying in Eldred, Kane Areas

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply treatments the evenings of Tuesday, June 17 in Eldred Borough and Eldred Township and Wednesday, June 18 in Eldred and Kane boroughs, and Eldred and Wetmore townships to control adult mosquito populations.

The treatments will be administered by truck and ATV-mounted spray equipment to spray open spaces in residential and recreational areas. The equipment dispenses Biomist 3+15 applied at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre.

These products are designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application materials have a very low toxicity profile to mammals and are safe for the environment.

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile Virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile Encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile Encephalitis.

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