As you may be aware, a number of adult mosquitoes have tested positive for
West Nile virus including some in Doylestown Borough. In fact, neighboring
Doylestown Township is one of many local areas where the population of West
Nile infected mosquitos has grown to levels that require large scale control
measures in the form of spraying, tentatively scheduled for August 18th.
While the levels in Doylestown Borough are not yet high enough to trigger
large scale action, we want to encourage residents to act immediately to
protect yourself, your family and your neighbors.
Check your property and eliminate any standing water that might provide a
mosquito larva nursery. Check areas such as gutters, outdoor plant saucers
and birdbaths, etc. Natural larvaecide dunks can be used to treat birdbaths
and keep them larva free.
If you have questions, want help in checking your property for areas that
might be attracting mosquitoes, want some sample dunks, or want to report
standing water please call or use the big green button on our web site that
says "I want to.." and select "Report a Problem or Concern.
Last year the Borough Environmental Advisory Committee produced a thorough
report examining the responsibility and requirements at the local, county
and state levels with regard to mosquito monitoring and response. You can
read the report here.