Bucks County Health Department
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Bureau of Environmental Health
West Nile Virus
Phillip J. Smith, West Nile Virus Coordinator
West Nile Virus
This Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Virus Control program is designed to help protect the residents of Bucks County from the spread of West Nile Encephalitis. The Department runs an integrated mosquito management program (IMM) that involves educational outreach to all municipalities and the general public. Larval and mosquito surveillance is conducted from April 1st into October. Mosquito breeding source reduction and control of the larval stages of mosquito breeding through biological pesticides is emphasized.
Through public telephone reporting, the Department also collects a limited number of certain species of dead birds to test for the presence of West Nile Virus. All dead bird sightings should be reported. Birds can be reported by calling the Department's Central Office at 215-345-3336, or the nearest District Office.
Department staff respond to all written complaints (form SA-2) regarding mosquito-breeding areas. To report a dead bird, or to request a complaint form for mosquito breeding you can find the nearest District Office by returning to the main Bureau page, or by phoning 215-345-3336. In addition, the Department offers numerous handouts regarding West Nile Virus and mosquito breeding.
Other Links: West Nile Fact Sheet Información de Encefalitis de West NileWest Nile Flyer (Spanish Version)