The Montgomery County Health Department plans to spray chemicals Wednesday night in Bryn Mawr and Villanova to kill mosquitoes, a response to evidence that West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes have been in the area.
The spraying will take place from about 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., to the northeast of Montgomery Avenue between Spring Mill Road and Roberts Road, the department announced Friday. If it must be postponed because of weather, it will take place Monday, Sept. 24.
Residential streets will be sprayed; chemicals will not be sprayed on the campus.
There have been several positive tests for West Nile virus in Lower Merion mosquitoes throughout the summer, though mostly in Wynnewood. No humans have been reported infected in the township.
Any resident with questions about the spraying may call the health department at 610-278-5117.