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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes Tuesday, August 1 in Falls and Bristol Townships

On Tuesday, August 1, the Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) spray operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus. This spray operation will take place in the following areas of Bristol Township and Falls Township: Oaktree-all streets, Dogwood-all streets, Oxford Valley Park, Auburn Road, Chatham Road, Beaumont Road, and Dunedin Road.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment.  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 on non-target insects and the environment.

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.

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. If conditions do not allow application on August 1, 2017, subsequently Wednesday evening, August 2, 2017 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.