For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Mosquito Ground Spray Scheduled for Brigantine on Thursday AM
The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control plans to treat parts of Brigantine on Thursday morning, September 20, between 5 AM and 7 AM as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquito populations and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
The ground spraying will take place, weather permitting, in the areas of the golf course neighborhood, north of Roosevelt Boulevard, between Beach Avenue and North Shore Drive. The spray will be done using Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra low volume aerosol.
The Environmental Protection Agency does not require people to relocate or take special precautions during mosquito control spraying. Residents may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by staying indoors during application; keeping windows shut; window fans and air conditioning off or set to circulate indoor air; keeping children’s toys indoors; keeping pets and their food, water dishes and toys indoors.
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, visit: www.aclink.org/publicworks/mosquito or call the West Nile virus hotline at 1-877-64FACTS.
To view spray area and to learn more, click here.