York Sets Aerial Pesticides Spray for Friday Night

September 13th, 2012 by Kim Lenz

A recent increase in mosquito population has caused York County to order an aerial mosquito spray on Friday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.

Several areas in the lower part of the county, including much of Seaford, will be sprayed. Click here for a map of the spray area, which will be mainly from Goodwin Neck Road south to the Calthrop Neck area.

The pesticide that will be used is Dibrom, and is sprayed at half an ounce per acre, which is half of the EPA allowable spray rate.

County staff is working now to alert beekeepers in the affected areas of Friday evening’s spray.

Beekeepers and those not wanting to be included in the ground spraying need to contact the county in advance of the spraying.

Beekeepers are urged to call Mosquito Control at 890-3791 to register the location of their beehives. They should be prepared to give their name, address and phone number.

Other citizens who would like to be excluded in the ground spraying should click here for the the county’s Mosquito Spraying Avoidance form, complete it and mail it back to York County. Citizens also may call the office at 890-3791 and provide the information.

Citizens are encouraged to check the Mosquito Control website daily or call the mosquito hotline at 890-3793 to find out when and where ground spraying will occur.

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