FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2023
COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. TO SPRAY ADULT MOSQUITOES In Falls and Bristol Townships
The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus Wednesday September 6th in Falls Township and Bristol Township.
The treatment 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 Biomist 3+15 at a rate 0.75 ounces per acre. This product is 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.
Treatments will occur in Falls Township areas bounded by S. Queen Anne Dr., N. Queen Anne Dr., Austin Dr., Trenton Rd., New Tyburn Rd., New Falls Rd., Vermilion Dr., Vase Ln., Village Ln., Stanwood Rd., and Chatham Rd. Additionally, areas bounded by W. Birch Dr., Briaroot Ln., Bald Cypress Ln., and Buttonwood Ln., will be treated.
Treatments will occur in Bristol Township areas bounded by Birch Dr., Boulder Ln., and Begonia Ln.
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 6, 2023, subsequently Thursday evening, September 7, 2023 will serve as the back-up spray date.
For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, please visit their website here. The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.