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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes August 2nd in New Britain Borough, New Britain Township and Doylestown Township

July 31, 2018

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus Thursday, August 2, 2018 in New Britain Borough, New Britain Township and Doylestown Township.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying mosquito habitats in residential and park locations. Trucks used in the spray are identified with Bucks County seal logos located on the doors. The equipment dispenses Duet Dual-Action Adulticide at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre or DeltaGard at a rate 0.66 ounces per acre.  These products are 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.

The areas to receive the treatment in New Britain Borough and Doylestown Township will be the New Britain Covered Bridge Park and the adjoining walking bridge area across Pine Run. The areas to receive treatment in New Britain Township will be the North Branch Park and areas of Park Avenue around the park and Peace Valley County Park, including the roads in and around the park area: Myers Road, King Road, Limekiln Road, Old Limekiln Road, New Galena Road, Creek Road and Chapman Road.

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 2, 2018, subsequently Friday evening, August 3, 2018 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.