SPRAYING FOR ADULT MOSQUITOES

On Monday, August 28th beginning at dusk, the Bucks County Health Department will be conducting a mosquito spray in Warminster Township in the following areas- Bellemeade, Brennan, Boxwood and Cheryl Drives. Olden, Stub, Aster, Rosemore, Tulip, Dahlia, Garden, Brookdale, Violet and Roberts Roads. Also, Boxwood Circle. Then, also in Warminster, Darrah, Nassau, Barness, Irma, Dixon, Dager, Glazer and Gorson Roads. Log College Drive and Little Lane. The rain date is Tuesday, August 29th. For more information, see the press release below or visit the Bucks County Department of Health webpage.

http://www.buckscounty.org/government/healthservices/HealthDepartment/Environmental/WestNile


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2017

NEWS

COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. TO SPRAY ADULT MOSQUITOES MONDAY AUGUST 28 IN RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, PERKASIE BOROUGH AND WARMINSTER 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 Richland Township, Perkasie Borough and Warminster Township as follows: in Warminster Township- Bellemeade, Brennan, Boxwood and Cheryl Drives. Olden, Stub, Aster, Rosemore, Tulip, Dahlia, Garden, Brookdale, Violet and Roberts Roads. Also, Boxwood Circle. Then, also in Warminster, Darrah, Nassau, Barness, Irma, Dixon, Dager, Glazer and Gorson Roads. Log College Drive and Little Lane. In Richland Township-Veterans Park. In Perkasie Borough-The ice skating rink and woods around to the dog park area in Menlo Park.

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 August 28, 2017, then Tuesday 8/29/17 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.