On Wednesday, August, 10, 2016, the Bucks County Department of Health will apply mosquito treatment to Tanglewood Drive in Middletown Township and the Morrisville Borough Waste Water Treatment Plant as well as the following addresses: Royal Avenue, Hall Avenue, Ohio Avenue, Western and Manor and parts of West Post Road in Morrisville Borough.
The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying residential and recreational mosquito habitats. The equipment dispenses Duet Dual-Action Adulticide at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre.
County workers will be driving a white Chevrolet Colorado spray truck with the Bucks County logo and BU number 0107 on the side. There will also be a lead truck, a blue Ford Ranger pickup with similar identification. The effective chemical will be Duet applied at the rate of one (1) ounce per acre. According to the Pennsylvania DEP, the product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.
Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. If conditions do not allow application on August 10, 2016, the following evening, August 11, will serve as the back-up spray date.
For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, please go to http://www.westnile.state.pa.us/. The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.