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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes September 6, 2016 in Middletown Township and Penndel Borough

September 1, 2016

The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Middletown Township and Penndel Borough.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment in Middletown Township and backpack in Penndel Borough, spraying mosquito habitats in residential and park locations. The equipment dispenses Duet Dual-Action Adulticide at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre.  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.

The area to receive the treatment will be Forsythia Gate, and Highland Park sections of Middletown Township and Taddie Woods in Penndel Borough.  This event will begin at dusk.

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.

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.