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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes September 19th in Chalfont and New Britain Boroughs and Doylestown, New Britain and Warwick Townships

September 17, 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 Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 in Chalfont and New Britain Boroughs, and Doylestown, New Britain and Warwick Townships.

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 DeltaGard at a rate 0.75 ounces per acre. These products are 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 locales to receive treatment:

  • Chalfont Borough, New Britain Borough, Doylestown Township and New Britain township will be the area bounded by Route 202, Moyer Road, Blue Jay Road, Forrest Drive, Green Valley Way, S. Tamenend Avenue, S. Shady Retreat Road, Wayside Drive/Route 202, Burpee Road, N. Shady Retreat Road, and back to Route 202/Moyer Road.
  • Warwick Township will be the Creekwood section along Valley Road, including the Highland Avenue and Lee Drive areas. In addition, the Country Club Knoll section, including the Creekview Lane and Ryans Mill Road areas.

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 19, 2018, subsequently Thursday evening, September 20th, 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.