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County Health Department To Spray Adult Mosquitoes July 31 In Bristol And Falls Township

July 29, 2015

The Bucks County Department of Health in association with the PADEP will be conducting an adult mosquito spray on Friday 7/31 beginning at dusk.  The spray will be conducted jointly in Bristol Township and Falls Township.  The following areas will be sprayed: all of Birch Valley, all of Magnolia Hill and all of Holly Hill sections of Levittown.

The county will be driving a dark green Ford Ranger spray truck with the 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 chemical to be used will be Duet applied at the rate of 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.

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.