Weather Postpones Mosquito Spraying Plans

COLLEGEVILLE PA – Montgomery County’s hopes to spray portions of Collegeville on Wednesday night (July 25, 2018) and eliminate mosquitoes breeding there came down with the day’s sporadic but occasionally heavy rainfall. They spraying has instead been postponed to Monday (July 30) from 8:30-10:30 p.m., county commissioners announced.

A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection report issued July 19 indicated mosquito samplings taken in Collegeville and Upper Providence Township tested positive for West Nile virus. Virus symptoms are often flu-like, and can include fever, head and body aches, rash, typically lasting only a few days, but they also can also cause a serious neurological infection.

A map provided by the county (right) indicated the area to be sprayed is bounded on the east by the Perkiomen Creek, on the north by East Main Street, on the west by 8th Avenue, and on the south by the borough line.

For more information, call the county Office of Public Health at 610-278-5117.

Map provided by Montgomery County