For Immediate Release
Monday, June 25, 2012
Mosquito Ground Spray Planned for Port Republic - June 27
Map of Spray Area
As part of its ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes, the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control plans to treat parts of Port Republic, weather permitting, on Wednesday, June 27, between 5:00 and 7:00 am.
Truck spraying will be done using Scourge, the trade name forresmethrin, applied as an ultra low volume aerosol. The affected areas will include the Chestnut Lake Monument area, Chestnut Neck Road to Mill Road, St. John's Lane, and Main Street between Old New York Road and Mill Road.
The EPA does not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control spraying, however, people may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by:
- Staying indoors during application to immediate area
- Keeping windows shut, window fans and air conditioners off ( or set to circulate indoor air) during spraying
- Keeping children's toys indoors
- Keeping pets indoors, as well a their food, water dishes and toys.
Mosquito Control officials remind residents of the importance of removing standing water from their properties and cleaning their gutters to eliminate potential mosquito breeding grounds.
For more information call the West Nile virus hotline at 1-877-64FACTS.
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