By 1808Delaware

This time it’s Shawnee Hills’ time to get sprayed!

The Delaware Public Health District wishes to notify residents about a mosquito control operation scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 in Shawnee Hills and southern regions of Concord Township, due to the detection of West Nile virus in mosquito collection traps in these areas.

Spraying will commence at twilight from vehicles clearly marked with Health District logos. It is advised for residents to ensure children and pets remain indoors during the spraying process. In case of unsuitable weather conditions, the operation will be rescheduled for the next day.

The complete plan for the spraying area can be viewed here. Future spray schedules will be posted on the official website, DelawareHealth.org, as well as on the Health District’s social media channels.

Residents who prefer their properties not to be included in the spraying process can contact the Health District at (740) 368-1700, or fill out the online form at https://arcg.is/1Cy1fb1 by 12pm on Wednesday, July 26, to be added to the no-spray list.

It is strongly recommended that all residents take measures to prevent mosquito bites. The best method of prevention is eliminating stagnant water, which serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Ensure your property is clear of standing water in places like flowerpots, bird baths, tarps, gutters and anywhere else it may accumulate. Try to stay indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. If outdoor activity is necessary, wear light-colored, long-sleeved attire and use an EPA-approved insect repellent.

For more details about the Health District’s mosquito control initiative, including the type of insecticide used for spraying, please visit DelawareHealth.org/pest-disease-control.

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