Mosquito Spraying In Two Lackawanna County Towns Set For Wednesday

July 30, 2018

SCRANTON — The state Department of Environmental Protection plans to spray for mosquitoes this week in parts of Moosic and Scranton. Truck mounted spray equipment will work Wednesday spraying the pesticide Duet at a rate of 1 ounce per acre, according to the DEP. The pesticide is designed to effectively control adult mosquito populations. Work is to begin late in the evening. A rain date is scheduled Thursday. Certain mosquito species carry West Nile virus, a disease that leads to encephalitis, or brain inflammation. People can slow mosquito breeding by removing standing water, where mosquitoes lay their eggs, from around their homes and businesses. — JON O’CONNELL

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