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Mosquito spraying to begin

| Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Workers tonight will spray for mosquitoes from trucks in the Beaver County municipalities of Aliquippa, Baden, Brighton and Independence, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

High populations of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus have been found in those communities. The spray, called Pyrocide 7396, is safe for humans, but the DEP recommends that people go indoors when their streets are sprayed as a precautionary measure.

So far this year, West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes and birds in four Pennsylvania counties, including Westmoreland and Indiana. No human cases have been reported in the state.

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