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County Health Department to Spray Adult Mosquitoes September 8 in Bristol, Falls and Middletown Townships

September 3, 2015

The Bucks County Department of Health will conduct an adult mosquito spray with assistance from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Bristol, Falls and Middletown townships on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The spray will include the Oaktree section of Bristol Township, Vermillion Hills section of Falls Township and Forsythia Gate section of Middletown Township. The spray will commence at dusk.  The rain date for this spray will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.

County technicians 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 one (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.