WAYNESBORO, Pa. - If weather conditions permit, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be spraying to control adult mosquito populations tonight in Washington and Quincy townships.
Samples taken from those areas by the Franklin County Penn State Cooperative Extension and the DEP have shown mosquito populations that can carry the West Nile virus.
ATV-mounted spraying equipment will be used to apply Biomist 3+15, a pyrethrin product, for the treatment. The insecticide is applied in concentrations significantly below what someone would use spraying a commercial insect control product in their home, according to a DEP press release.
There have been no confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania this year.