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May 01

Berks County Conservation District

Surveillance in our area will occur approximately once per month from April 1 through October 31, 2019. Surveillance may occur more often if mosquito populations and/or virus levels elevate and require enhanced monitoring. Both adult and larval mosquito samples will be taken. Larval mosquito control will be conducted on the spot with bacterial-based larvicides. Adult mosquito control will be conducted as needed, based on the level of virus in your area and/or populations of mosquitos capable of transmitting disease. Adult mosquito control is performed using several different methods and equipment, such as backpack sprayers or Ultra Low Volume truck mounted sprayers. All adult mosquito control operations will be announced at least 24 hours prior to the spraying event.

 

Types of mosquito trapping devices and control equipment that will be used in our area .  All trapping equipment will be tagged with the Berks County Conservation District logo and my contact information.

Mosquito Gravid Trap

 

Dead birds will continue to be tested for West Nile Virus this year. Collection dates will run from May 1 through October 31, 2019. Dead birds may be reported directly to me via phone or email or they may be submitted by using the link found on the  PA Department of Environmental Protection’s West Nile Virus webpage