Several townships in Bucks County will be sprayed to control the number of mosquitos in the area, 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 Newtown, Northampton, and Wrightstown Townships on Aug. 14.
This is in an effort to control the mosquito population and lower the risk of an outbreak of the West Nile virus, something mosquitos are known to carry.
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.
“Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. If conditions do not allow application on August 14, 2023, subsequently Tuesday evening, August 15, 2023 will serve as the back-up spray date,” the department said online.
Learn more about the spraying at the Bucks County Health Department.