Local West Nile Virus Coordinator, Matt Mercer on Monday advised the use of an ATV sprayer to kill a large section of mosquitoes in the region of Millersville Pike and Schoolhouse Road in Lancaster Township.
Last week, officers found a dead hawk in the area that tested positive for West Nile Virus.
“At this point, the virus has augmented to the point where it’s actually dropping birds”, says Mercer.
He said that he is expecting to see positive results after the spraying completes for stopping the spread of the virus in the region.
The truth that the dead hawk was found in the similar general area plus, further calls of people making notice of other hawks either dead or acting bizarre, has indicated that the virus is moderately active there.
The sprayer will shoot an ultra low quantity of pesticide, which would then kill mosquitoes in its path.
Mercer said that the virus should not bridge from birds to human beings or horses since if that happens, it would be devastating.