Jul 12, 2021
*Alert: Mosquito spray planned*
The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation on Tuesday, July 13 in Falls and Bristol townships.
Treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying mosquito habitats in residential and park locations. The equipment dispenses Biomist 3+15 Adulticide at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre. This 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 to non-target insects and the environment.
Areas to receive treatment are: Magnolia Hill, Willow Dr., Elderberry and Birch Valley sections of Levittown. In addition, in Falls, the area bounded by N. Oxford Valley Road, Hood Blvd, S. Olds Blvd, Hanford Rd, Village Lane, Vermilion Dr., and New Falls, Tyburn, and Trenton Roads 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.
If weather conditions do not allow application on July 13, Wednesday, July 14 will serve as the back-up spray date.
For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, please visit: http://www.westnile.state.pa.us/. The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.