FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24th, 2021
COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. TO SPRAY ADULT MOSQUITOES August 26th in Warminster and Upper Southampton Townships
The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) spray mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus Thursday, August 26th, 2021 in Warminster and Upper Southampton 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 truck equipment dispenses Biomist 3+15 Adulticide at a rate of 1.5 ounces per acre. This product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application materials have a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.
In Warminster Township; Warminster Community Park and Werner, Munroe, Synamek and Five Ponds Parks will be treated. In addition, the neighborhood east of the entrance to Warminster Community Park bounded by Schoolhouse Lane and Longstreth Road will be treated. Also, the neighborhood south of Five Ponds Park, bounded by Cloverly, Norristown, and W. County Line Roads and Delmont Avenue will be treated. In Upper Southampton Township, Schafer Athletic Field and Tamanend Park will be treated.
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 26, 2021, subsequently Friday evening, August 27th, 2021 will serve as the back-up spray date.
For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, please click here. The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.