Several townships in Bucks County will be sprayed for mosquitoes this week, a preventative measure against diseases.
The Bucks County Department of Health’s West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program is conducting an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in the areas of Quakertown Borough, Richland Township, and Warminster Township on Aug. 22.
This is in an effort to control the mosquito population and lower the risk of an outbreak of the West Nile virus, something mosquitoes are known to carry.
“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,” the department said online.
Trucks will drive through these areas and spray a low-toxicity substance into the air. The spray will control the local population of mosquitos so they do not become a nuisance and, therefore, less likely to spread any diseases.
Learn more about the upcoming sprayings at the Bucks County Department of Health.