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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes September 25th in Bristol and Middletown Townships

September 21, 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 25th, 2018 in Bristol and Middletown 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:

  • Bristol Township will be the area bounded by Dixon Avenue, Arthur Avenue, Latches Lane, Woodbyne Avenue, Rockview Drive, Steele Avenue, and Franklin Avenue.
  • Middletown Township will be the area bounded by S. Woodbourne Road, Quincy Drive, Jolly Brook Drive, Juniper Road, Red Rose Drive, Forsythia Drive South (including entire length along Greenway), Bristol Oxford Valley Road, Cobalt Ridge Drive South, to Cobalt Cross Road and back to S. Woodbourne 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 September 25, 2018, subsequently Wednesday evening, September 26th, 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.