It’s about that time of year for the county to start up its anti-mosquito measures to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus.
Starting at dusk Wednesday evening, crews will spray parts of Falls and Bristol Townships. The truck-mounted equipment doles out 0.75 ounces of Kontrol 4+4 Adulticide per acre.
This ultra low volume, low toxicity spray has practically no effect on any other insects, mammals, or the environment in general except for the targeted Culex mosquitoes.
The spray area includes the following sections of Levittown:
- Magnolia Hill,
- Birch Valley,
- North Park, and
- Elderberry Park.
Philip Smith with the Bucks County Department of Health had advice in past years for how to deal with these mosquitos on a day-to-day basis.
“They are early morning biters, say 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. when the sun starts to get high in the sky,” said Smith, Bureau Director, Environmental Health. “And then early in the evening, around 7:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.”
Smith recommends layering on the DEET, the ingredient present in most insect repellents.