County to spray for mosquitos in West Chester on Sept. 11

One of two areas planned for mosquito spraying next week. WEST CHESTER — Following the contractual guidelines/agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of West Chester Borough on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The rain date for this event is Wednesday, Sept....

Pileggi: West Nile found in four Chesco towns

The Chester County Health Department has announced that mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in four municipalities, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) said today. The positive samples were identified in West Goshen Township, Easttown Township, Tredyffrin Township, and Uwchlan Township. The Chester County Health Department (CCHD) will continue to monitor those areas...

West Nile found in Chester Co. mosquitos

The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that mosquito samples collected in Uwchlan Township on June 24 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive mosquito sample identified in Chester County for the 2014 season. The mosquito traps are placed in various locations in the County as part of routine surveillance by Health Department officials. The...

County gets state funds to fight West Nile

$104,807 DEP grant will be used to help control mosquitoes HARRISBURG – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Tuesday, April 15, that 26 counties, including Chester, would receive a total of nearly $2.1 million in grants to control the West Nile virus, a DEP news release said. “These county grants ensure that mosquito populations stay in check to prevent the spread...

Warmer weather brings West Nile threat

County’s Health Department urges precautions to avoid breeding, bites This Pro-Mist electric ULV sprayer is one of the tools used by the state to control adult mosquitoes that could spread West Nile virus. The Chester County Health Department reminds Chester residents that along with warmer weather comes mosquito season and the threat of West Nile virus, which first appeared in Pennsylvania...