June 20, 2008
Pesticides in Allegheny County Water Meant to Curb Mosquito Growth
Allegheny County Health Department crews today will begin treating storm water catch basins with pesticide to stop mosquito larvae from growing into biting adults.
The treatments are meant to stem the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Health Department staff will disperse nontoxic pesticide into 22,000 catch basins with standing water and mark treated basins with green chalk. The pesticide is not harmful to people, pets or aquatic life.
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