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County steps up mosquito control efforts in Guinea Circle area

In response to complaints about mosquitoes in the Guinea Circle area of lower Gloucester, the county’s mosquito control crew has been spraying aggressively in that area.

Wes McIntyre, who heads the county’s mosquito control program, said Oct. 25 that York District Supervisor Phillip Bazzani requested a mosquito control update at the supervisors’ Oct. 18 meeting. McIntyre reported that recent counts on Guinea Circle area showed lots of mosquitoes in that area and he has assigned crews there on multiple occasions.

Some residents have been calling his office to complain about the presence of mosquitoes, especially on Guinea Circle and other areas close to waterways, McIntyre said.

All of the mosquito control districts are regularly checked by landing counts by the control drivers and by traps. When warranted, spraying is utilized. The county has two spray trucks and two part-time drivers.

There has been ample rain for much of this season, resulting in spikes in the m...

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