The Lebanon County Conservation District will conduct a targeted mosquito spraying in the Palmyra area on Thursday evening, Aug. 25.

The spraying operation will be carried out with a truck-mounted ultra-low volume mosquito spray.

CDC image of an example truck-mounted mosquito sprayer.

LCCD said in a release that it will be targeting residential and recreational areas in and around the following streets of Palmyra Borough and North Londonderry Township:

  • Broad Street
  • High Street
  • Walnut Aly
  • Shellbark Aly
  • Front Street
  • Locust Street
  • Sweetwater Drive
  • Wheatstone Drive
  • Willow Lane
  • Harnish Street
  • Elm Street
  • Lingle Avenue
  • Cambridge Road
  • Barrington Road
  • Yorkshire Road
  • Palmyra Road
  • Parliament Drive
  • Truman Street
  • Hickory Street
  • Oxford Road

LCCD noted in the release that other roads and areas close to those listed above may be sprayed as well.

LCCD requested that residents remain inside while the spray operation is being conducted and for 30 minutes afterwards. The spraying is set to begin around sunset, or approximately 8:15 p.m.

According to the release, these areas were targeted because high populations of adult mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile Virus to humans have been detected there.

LCCD said that the specific product they will be using is Aquaduet (PDF), a combination of two pesticides (prallethrin and sumithrin) that is sprayed in microscopic droplets. Because the droplets are so small, LCCD said, they degrade quickly and are only “potent” for about 20 minutes, and does not adhere to vegetation or leech into groundwater.

LCCD said that nighttime sprays are used to prevent unintentional harm to bees, which are far less active after dusk.

More information about LCCD’s mosquito-borne disease control program can be found on the organization’s website.

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