West Nile Virus was discovered in mosquitos during routine
testing of the retention basin next to the Collegeville CVS, and spraying will
occur later in September, according to Collegeville Borough Council member Paul
MacDonald in a message to residents.
This is the second year the disease has been identified in the area, according to MacDonald.
The Montgomery County Health Department will conduct mosquito spraying on Sept. 26 between 7-9:30 p.m., weather permitting. The alternate date is Sept. 30.
The pesticide being used, BIOMIST 3+15 ULV, is manufactured by Clark. The amount being sprayed, but a truck with a machine that fogs the pesticide, is 1.5 fluid ounces per acre.
“Last year we made the decision in our home to turn off the A/C and to make sure our kids and pet dog were not outside just as a precaution,” MacDonald said. “It just made sense to us so we did.
“If you have any questions or concerns I encourage you to call the Montgomery County Health Department at (610) 970-5040.”