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North Wales Boro Being Sprayed for West Nile Sept. 11

The Montgomery County Health Department will conduct the spraying of Biomist pesticide on all residential streets between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to control West Nile Virus

All residential streets and public property within the boundaries of North Wales Borough will be sprayed with pesticide Tuesday night to control the adult mosquito population and the spread of West Nile Virus.

The county health department announced Friday that it will spray between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. September 11.

Spraying will be done where sampling by the county health department and the state Department of Environmental Protection has shown mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus, according to a press release.

There have been no confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in North Wales Borough. There has been one confirmed case in East Norriton Township.

An alternate rain date of spraying will be Tuesday, Sept. 18.

There will be no aerial spraying. All spraying will be aerosol and be done via truck-mounted Ultra Low Volume sprayers. 

The pesticide being used is Biomist 3+15, at a rate of 1.5 fluid ounces per acre, according to the county.

Questions? Contact the health department at 610-278-5117.

You can also contact the health department to report areas of standing water that may be a breeding area for mosquitoes.

According to Biomist manufacturer Clarke Mosquito Control, Biomist is harmful if absorbed through the skin and causes eye irritation. Biomist is also extremely hazardous to aquatic animals, according to its warning label.

Biomist "can be applied over specific growing crops and range grasses prior to harvest for the control of adult mosquitoes within or adjacent to these areas," according to the label.

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