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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes September 21st in Upper Southampton and Warwick Townships

September 19, 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 Friday, September 21st, 2018 in Upper Southampton 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 locale to receive treatment:

  • Warwick Township will be the area bounded by Guinea Lane, Turkey Trot Road, Stony Road and West Bristol Road.
  • In Upper Southampton Township, the locale to receive treatment will be the area bounded by Churchville Road, Strathmann Drive, Gravel Hill Road, and Street Road. An additional locale in Upper Southampton Township will be the area which includes just Princeton, Eagle and FairHill Roads.

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 21, 2018, subsequently Monday evening, September 24th, 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.