County To Spray Wrightstown For Mosquitoes

Bucks County will spray to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus on Wednesday.

The ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation at the Grange Fair grounds on Penns Park Road in Wrightstown.

The spray is weather dependent and Thursday is the rain date.

From the county:

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying mosquito habitats in residential and park locations. Trucks used in the spray are identified with Bucks County seal logos located on the doors.

The equipment dispenses Kontrol 4+4 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. The spray will begin at dusk.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five people with West Nile Virus will show symptoms, with less than 1 percent developing the most serious illness.

Officials advise that using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites can help reduce the chances of being bitten.

Anyone with questions can contact the Bucks County Department of Health at 215-345-3318.

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