I am writing to inform you that we have detected West Nile Virus in the Danville Borough.

The Mosquito Borne Disease Control team at the district is keeping a very close eye on the area and we have been treating mosquito breeding areas with larvae present.  We have since set multiple adult mosquito traps to get a better idea of virus activity in the area, as well as adult mosquito populations.  Residents may find doorhangers on their doors that outline ways that they can reduce breeding habitat in their own yards as well as other ways to protect themselves; these doorhangers have the districts information on them if they have any further questions. Please find attached a newsletter that can be posted to a community social media page or any other community outreach to help inform residence.

Even though there is a low risk of disease transmission, I am still encouraging residents to:

  • Avoid peak mosquito hours by staying indoors.
    • Dusk-dawn
  • Wear long sleeves, long pants, and avoid open-toed shoes if possible.
    • A mosquito will bite any exposed skin.
  • Apply bug spray with at least 30% DEET.
  • Remove any standing water from your property.
    • Any water standing for more than 4 days can breed mosquitoes that can carry WNV.

If you or any residents have questions or concerns regarding mosquitoes or this recent positive, please give them my contact information and feel free to reach out to me anytime.

Thank you,

Madison Rodarmel  |  Mosquito Borne Disease Control Coordinator/Dirt & Gravel Roads/Agland

Northumberland County Conservation District

441 Plum Creek Road

Sunbury, PA 17801-6064

Office: 570-495-4665 x303

Cell: 570-259-7328

Web: www.nccdpa.org