FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2023
COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. TO SPRAY ADULT MOSQUITOES
In Doylestown Township, East Rockhill Township, Perkasie Borough, and Warrington Township
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 August 16, 2023 in Doylestown Township, East Rockhill Township, Perkasie Borough, and Warrington 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 Doylestown Township areas bounded by Turk Rd., Pebble Hill Rd., Edison Furlong Rd., and Sauerman Rd. Additional areas bounded by Almshouse Rd., Turk Rd., and S. Easton Rd., will be treated. Also, areas bounded by Brinker Dr. N., Brinker Dr. S., Militia Hill Rd., Almshouse Rd., Turk Rd., Old New Rd., and Lower State Rd., will be treated.
Areas in Warrington Township bounded by Turk Rd., Almshouse Rd., Kelly Rd., and Noahs Cir. Will be treated.
Areas in East Rockhill Township bounded by Creek View Dr., Hillendale Rd., Blooming Glen Dr., Branch Rd., and E. Callowhill St. will be treated.
Areas in Perkasie Borough bounded by W. Callowhill St., N. 5th St., and Waltham Ln. 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 16, 2023, subsequently Thursday evening, August 17, 2023 will serve as the back-up spray date.
For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, please go to www.dep.pa.gov/westnile . The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.