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Bureau of Environmental Health

West Nile & Zika Viruses

Arthur E. Carlson, B.S., C.P.S.S.,  Mosquito-borne Disease Control Program Manager

West Nile Virus / Zika Virus

This Bucks County Department of Health Mosquito-borne Disease Control Program is designed to help protect the residents of Bucks County from the spread of West Nile Encephalitis and Zika virus. The Department runs an integrated mosquito management program (IMM) that involves educational outreach to all municipalities and the general public. Larval and mosquito surveillance is conducted from April 1st into October. Mosquito breeding source reduction and control of the larval stages of mosquito breeding through biological pesticides is emphasized.

Through public telephone reporting, the Department also collects information on dead birds to track for the presence of West Nile Virus. All dead bird sightings should be reported. Birds can be reported by calling the Department's Central Office at 215-345-3336, or the nearest District Office.

Department staff respond to all written complaints (form SA-2) regarding mosquito-breeding areas. To report a dead bird, or to request a complaint form for mosquito breeding you can find the nearest District Office by returning to the main Bureau page, or by phoning 215-345-3336. In addition, the Department offers numerous handouts regarding West Nile & Zika Viruses and mosquito breeding.

mosquito breeding areas 

Other Links:

West Nile Fact Sheet  

Información de Encefalitis de West Nile West Nile Flyer (Spanish Version)

Zika Basics (CDC)

ZIKA-Pregnancy Read Before You Travel