County Health Dept. To Spray Adult Mosquitoes

On Thursday, September 7th beginning at dusk, the Bucks County Health Department will be conducting a mosquito spray in Warminster Township in the following areas- Adams Avenue, Baird, Craven, Mercer, Ferry, Allen, Rush, Shield, Tennant, Evans, Fenton, Grier, Hart, Knight, Potter, Jamison, Nobel, Sharon, Thompkins, Luther, Walk, and Gilbert Streets. Findley and Holt Terrace, Elmwood Avenue, and Downey Drive; as well as Lacey Park, all in Warminster Heights. Also in Warminster; Lexington, Concord, Winchester and Lowell Roads. The rain date is Friday, September 8th. For more information, the press release is below or visit the Bucks County Department of Health webpage.


Press Release from the Bucks County Department of Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2017

NEWS

COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. TO SPRAY ADULT MOSQUITOES THURSDAY 9/7/17 IN WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP AND WRIGHTSTOWN TOWNSHIP

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) spray operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus in areas of Wrightstown Township, Newtown Township and Warminster Township as follows: in Warminster Township-Adams Avenue, Baird, Craven, Mercer, Ferry, Allen, Rush, Shield, Tennant, Evans, Fenton, Grier, Hart, Knight, Potter, Jamison, Nobel, Sharon, Thompkins, Luther, Walk, and Gilbert Streets. Findley and Holt Terrace, Elmwood Avenue, and Downey Drive; as well as Lacey Park, all in Warminster Heights. Also in Warminster; Lexington, Concord, Winchester and Lowell Roads. In Wrightstown Township- the Grange fairgrounds. In Newtown Township- Upper Silver Lake and Old Frost Roads.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, and ATV mounted equipment. The spray will begin at dusk. The equipment dispenses Duet, a 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 on non-target insects and the environment.

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 7, 2017, then Friday 9/8/17 will be the backup 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.