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Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Ground Spraying Announced for Pleasantville and Absecon

In an effort to reduce locally high populations of salt marsh mosquitoes, the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control will be spraying sections of eastern Pleasantville and Absecon, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 12, between 6:00 AM and 7:30 AM.

Large numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes appeared in the area following heavy rains and high tides. Salt marsh mosquitoes are particularly aggressive to humans creating a considerable nuisance. They have also tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The area to be sprayed during this ground spraying operation is from Adams Avenue in Pleasantville north to Iowa Avenue in Absecon, from Shore Road east to the salt marsh. A map of the spray area can be seen on the county Web site at: The material applied by a truck ULV sprayer will be Resmethrin, a pyrethroid based pesticide that breaks down rapidly in the environment.

The rain date for this application is Friday, September 13, between 6:00 AM and 7:30 AM. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Mosquito Control at (609)645-5948 or call 1-877-6-4FACTS.

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