The Berks County Mosquito Program will begin in April, 2023
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The Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Program is designed to reduce the risk of WNV and uses an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) strategy that includes education, surveillance, mosquito habitat reduction, natural controls, and application of larval and adult mosquito treatments.
How Can I Help?
- Remove old tires from your property
- If you are unable to remove unusable tires, holes can be drilled so that water can leave the tires.
- Change water in outdoor areas
- Birdbaths, plastic wading pools
- Dump water from outdoor areas
- Wheelbarrows, Recycling bins, planters
- Prevent puddles from forming
- Avoid throwing organic material in catch basins
- Keep swimming pools chlorinated
- Report areas with high levels of stagnant water
*REMEMBER: WATER SITTING LONGER THAN 4 DAYS CAN PRODUCE MOSQUITOES!*
Any questions regarding the Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Program in Berks County can be directed to the Program Coordinator at 610-372-4657 Ext. 218.
Mosquito traps are set at over 150 sites across the county, including wastewater treatment plants, storm-water basins, recreational areas, and private residences. Samples are processed and species are identified, and vector species are tested for West Nile virus. To suppress populations of both vector and nuisance mosquitoes, technicians reduce mosquito habitat when possible. Larvicide and adulticide products are used after all other measures have been taken.
The following products are most commonly used by Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Program staff:
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