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Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Mosquito Application Scheduled for July 25

Map of Spray Area

Map of Spray Area

In an effort to reduce very high populations of salt marsh mosquitoes, the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control will be spraying the eastern portions of Galloway Township and Port Republic, on Friday morning, July 25 between 5:30 AM and 9:30 AM, weather permitting. If weather conditions are unfavorable at that time, the application will be postponed until Friday evening between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

Large numbers of the salt marsh mosquitoes have appeared in the area following recent tidal flooding. Salt marsh mosquitoes are particularly aggressive to humans and can migrate quite a distance. The spray area will target the highest concentration of mosquitoes, adjacent to their breeding areas on the salt marsh.

The airspray application will consist of a very low volume of malathion applied at the rate of three ounces per acre.

For more information on these spray activities call the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control at (609) 645-5948 or visit the Atlantic County Web site at: Up-to-the-minute spray schedules are also available on the West Nile virus information line at 1-877-65-FACTS.

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