The Government of Bucks County announced it will conduct mosquito spraying in some parts of Middletown and Bensalem on Monday, July 23. The spraying is aimed to combat mosquitoes with the potential of spreading West Nile Virus.
In Bensalem, trucks carrying the ultra-low volume, lox toxicity spray will focus on areas on the northern side of Bristol Pike.
Middletown will concentrate efforts in Forsythia and Snowball Gates.
The spray consists of Duet Dual-Action Adulticide at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre and is mostly negligible to anything other than mosquitoes.
West Nile Virus has the potential to severely impact exposed humans. It can cause West Nile encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has stated anyone in an area where West Nile has been detected is vulnerable to exposure.
Spraying will only take place if weather permits. The rain date is currently set for Tuesday evening.
Additional information on West Nile is available at www.westnile.state.pa.us/