Schedule

Thursday & Friday September 16 & 17, 2021

The final aerial black fly suppression operation of the 2021 season is scheduled for today, September 16th and Friday, September 17 on the Main Stem of the Susquehanna River, the North Branch Susquehanna River, Juniata River and a few smaller creeks.  This operation will include flights in Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, and York Counties. This operation will start in Wilkes Barre today at approximately 100pm and work south towards York County through Friday. The helicopter will be a Bell 205 with the tail number N638HA and it is painted red with yellow striping.

About the product   Helicopter Applicators Inc. will be dispersing Vectobac SC, which is a Bti product manufactured by Valent Biosciences.  Bti is short for Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis, which is a bacterial larvicide, not a chemical, and is the only product used in Pennsylvania's waterways for black fly suppression.  Vectobac SC is a thick brown liquid resembling chocolate milk.  The helicopter will fly low near tree top level and release the Vectobac SC at various predetermined positions on each stream.  Following is a link to the Vectobac label and an SDS sheet.  Vectobac SC Label    VectobacSC SDS

There will be a short continuation of the black fly hand treatment on Yellow Breeches Creek Friday morning, August 27th.  This treatment will likely only take a couple of hours to finish a few sites that could not be completed on Wednesday. The work area will be from the Messiah College area downstream to New Cumberland.

A hand application for black fly suppression will be conducted on Yellow Breeches Creek Wednesday, August 25 in York and Cumberland Counties.  The application will be conducted by DEP biologists using a back pack sprayer in stream and from bridges.

An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24th on the Juniata River, Swatara Creek, Conodoguinet Creek, Sherman Creek, Tuscarora Creek and Aughwick Creek.  This operation will begin in lower Dauphin County at 700am and finish in Huntingdon County. This aerial application will include flights in Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Perry Counties.  The helicopter will be a Bell 206 with the tail number N653HA and is painted gray with red and blue striping.


An aerial black fly suppression operation has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday August 12 on the North Branch and Main Stem of the Susquehanna River.  This operation will include flights in Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Lancaster, Perry, Northumberland, Snyder, York, Columbia, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford and Wyoming Counties. This operation will start in Bradford County on Wednesday at approximately 700am and work south towards York County. The helicopter will be a Bell 205 with the tail number N638HA and it is painted red with yellow striping.


An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10th on the Juniata River, Conewago Creek, Swatara Creek, Conodoguinet Creek, and Sherman Creek.  This operation will begin in Adams County at 700am and finish in Huntingdon County. This aerial application will include flights in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties.  The helicopter will be a Bell 206 with the tail number N653HA and is painted gray with red and blue striping.

A hand application for black fly suppression will be conducted on Yellow Breeches Creek Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 4 in York and Cumberland Counties.  The application will be conducted by DEP biologists using a back pack sprayer in stream and from bridges.

An aerial black fly suppression operation has been scheduled for Friday, July 30 and Monday August 2nd on the North Branch and Main Stem of the Susquehanna River.  This operation will include flights in Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Lancaster, Perry, Northumberland, Snyder, York, Columbia, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford and Wyoming Counties. This operation will start in Bradford County Friday at approximately 700am and work south towards York County.
An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Thursday, July 29th on the Juniata River, Conewago Creek, Swatara Creek, Conodoguinet Creek, and Sherman Creek.  This operation will begin in Adams County at 800am and finish in Huntingdon County. This aerial application will include flights in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties.  The helicopter will be a Bell 205 with the tail number N638HA and is painted red and yellow striping.

An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Friday, July 16th on the Juniata River, Conewago Creek, Swatara Creek, Conodoguinet Creek, Sherman Creek, Aughwick Creek and Tuscarora Creek.  This operation will begin in Adams County at 700am and finish in Huntingdon County. This aerial application will include flights in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties.  The helicopter will be a Bell 206 with the tail number N653HA and is painted gray with red and blue striping.

An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 7th on the Juniata River, Conewago Creek, Swatara Creek, Conodoguinet Creek, Sherman Creek, Aughwick Creek and Tuscarora Creek.  This operation will begin in Adams County at 700am and finish in Huntingdon County. This aerial application will include flights in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties.  The helicopter will be a Bell 206 with the tail number N653HA and is painted gray with red and blue striping.

An aerial black fly suppression operation has been scheduled for Thursday, July 1st and Friday July 2nd on the Main Stem and the North Branch of the Susquehanna River.  This operation will include flights in Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Lancaster, Perry, Northumberland, Snyder, York, Columbia, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford and Wyoming Counties. This operation will start in Bradford County at approximately 700am and work south towards York County.

An aerial black fly suppression operation has been scheduled for Monday June 21st on the Main stem and North branch of the Susquehanna River.  This operation will include flights in Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Lancaster, Perry, Northumberland, Snyder, York, Columbia, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford, and Wyoming Counties.  It will start in York County at approximately 7:00AM working north towards Bradford County. The helicopter will be a Bell 205 with the tail number N638HA and it is painted red with yellow striping.

An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd on the Juniata River, Conewago Creek, Swatara Creek, Conodoguinet Creek, Sherman Creek and Tuscarora Creek.  This operation will begin in Adams County at 700am and finish in Mifflin County. This aerial application will include flights in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties.  The helicopter will be a Bell 206 with the tail number N653HA and is painted gray with red and blue striping.

An aerial black fly suppression operation has been scheduled for May 24th and May 25th on the main stem of the Susquehanna River.  This operation will include flights in Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Lancaster, Perry, Northumberland, Snyder and York Counties. The helicopter will be a Bell 205 with the tail number N648HA and is painted white with red striping.

An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 on the Juniata River, Conewago Creek, Swatara Creek, Conodoguinet Creek, Sherman Creek, and Tuscarora Creek.  This operation will begin in Adams County at 700am and finish in Huntingdon County. This aerial application will include flights in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties.  The helicopter will be a Bell 206 with the tail number N655HA and is painted gray with red and blue striping.