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County Health Dept. To Spray Adult Mosquitoes Thursday, August 24 in Warrington Twp. and Doylestown Borough

August 22, 2017

On Thursday, August, 24, 2017, 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 in areas of Doylestown Borough and Warrington Township. The treatments will take place as follows: In Doylestown Borough - Sandy Ridge Drive, Pearl Drive and Stacey Drive. Treatment areas in Warrington Township will include: Blackhorse Drive, Foal Circle, Holly Road, Bronco Circle, Morgan Horse Drive, Horseshoe Road, Dapple Road, Grey Horse Drive, Crop Circle, Winterberry Court, Juneberry Court, Pileggi Road, Joseph Road, Cambridge Lane, Lisa Drive, Oxford Drive, Suzann Drive and Palomino Drive from Grey Horse to Bristol Road.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment. The spray will begin at dusk.  The equipment dispenses Duet, a 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 24, 2017, subsequently Friday evening, August 25, 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.