FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2023 NEWS
COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. TO SPRAY ADULT MOSQUITOES In Bristol and Falls 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 Monday July 31st , 2023 in Bristol and Falls Townships.
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 Bristol Township areas bounded by New Falls Rd., Magnolia Dr, and Levittown Pkwy will be treated.
Treatments will occur in Falls Township areas bounded by N. Oxford Valley Rd., Austin Dr., S. Olds Blvd., S. Queen Anne Dr., and Trenton Rd. will be treated. In addition, areas bounded by New Falls Rd., Thornridge Dr., Timber Ln., Twig Ln., Timothy Ln., Bald Cypress Ln., and Birch Dr. 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 July 31, 2023, subsequently Tuesday evening, August 1, 2023 will serve as the back-up spray date.
For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, please visit here. The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.