It’s a bird, It’s a plane, It’s… mosquito repellant!
You know those wetlands near the airport? There’s some others near the Betsy Ross Bridge, too. There’s also a wastewater treatment plant near Penrose Ferry Road in southwest Philly. All these places are perfect breeding grounds for mosquito larvae, and we all know by now that mosquitos carry West Nile! The Inquirer has the scoop:
“Beginning around 8 a.m. today, a helicopter will spray the granular larvicide VectoLex CG over wetlands in and around the biosolid and wastewater treatment plants operated by Philadelphia near Penrose Ferry Road in Southwest Philadelphia. The crew also will treat wetlands on the east side of Philadelphia International Airport. Next, wetlands at the city’s Northeast wastewater treatment plant near the Betsy Ross Bridge will be sprayed.”
Don’t worry, it’s not chemical pesticide. Apparently, VectoLex goes for mosquitos by their bacteria. Fancy that technology.