Franklin County : Residential and Recreational Area Mosquito Spraying

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On June 15th, 2022 several Franklin County townships and communities sprayed for adult mosquitoes in and around residential and recreational areas beginning around sunset.

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Areas Included But Not Limited To

Some of the areas included are Frecon Road, Mickey Inn Lane, Mickey Inn Road, Sycamore Grove Road, Creekside Drive, Star Avenue, Monroe Drive, Tyler Driver, Cornerstone Road and Roosevelt Drive in Greene Township; and Anthony Highway, Landfill Road, Fairway Drive East and Little Mountain Terrace in Guilford Township. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in these areas. These roads are listed for residents’ reference; other roads and areas in close proximity may also be sprayed.

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel the spray operation. If
this operation is canceled, it will be rescheduled for June 16.

Environmental Protection’s Mosquito-Borne Disease Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Mosquito-Borne Disease Program will be conducting this truck-mounted ultra low mosquito control operation. Franklin County’s Mosquito and Tick Borne Disease Control Specialist will be on site for the application. Franklin County’s business license is BU 13939, and the product used will be PermaSease 4-4 applied at a rate of 1.25 oz./ac This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.

How to Protect Yourself

Franklin County residents should protect themselves from mosquito bites by wearing or implementing some form of repellent, including wearing long sleeves and pants when outside. Additionally, residents and homeowners should be vigilant of standing water, including artificial containers holding water such as buckets, clogged gutters, tarps or old tires. Something as small as a soda bottle cap filled with water can breed mosquitoes. 

For more information, contact Franklin County Mosquito and Tick Borne Disease Control Specialist Jason Goetz at: Phone: 717-261-3855  Email:  jgoetz@franklincountypa.gov. 

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