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County Health Dept. to Spray Adult Mosquitoes August 29 in Warminster Township

August 24, 2016

The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus Monday, August 29, 2016 in Warminster Township.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying mosquito habitats in residential and park locations. The equipment dispenses Duet Dual-Action Adulticide at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre.  The product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.

The area to receive the treatment in Warminster Township will be the Warminster Heights section including Van Horn Dr, Adams Ave, Baird St, Craven St, Mercer St, Elmwood Ave, Ferry St, Walk St, Yeates St, Gilbert St, Holt Terrace, Jamison St, Ulmar St, Luther St, Tompkins St, Sharon St, Knight St, Noble St, Hart St, Grier St, Potter St, Fenton St, Evans St, Downey Dr, Rush St, Shield St, Allen St, and Tennent St.

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 August 29, 2016, subsequently Tuesday evening, August 30, 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.