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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes September 4th in Northampton Township

August 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Northampton Township.

Map of Mosquito Spray area in Northampton on September 4, 2018The treatment 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 DeltaGard at a rate 0.75 ounces per acre.  This product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. These application materials have a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.

The locale to receive the treatment in Northampton Township will be the area bounded by Route 232, Bustleton Pike, Lower Holland Road, Chapel Drive, Lark drive, Brook Drive, Elm Avenue and continuing along the old abandoned rail line to the Neshaminy Creek, and Newtown Richboro Road (Route 332).

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 September 4, 2018, subsequently Wednesday evening, September 5, 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.