Friday, September 4, 2015
The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled ground sprays on September 8th and 10th for portions of Ventnor/Margate and Hammonton as part of its ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
The Ventnor/Margate ground spray applications will take place, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 10, between 5 AM and 6:30 AM both days. The areas to be treated are bounded by Winchester Avenue, Monmouth Avenue, Newark Avenue, Ventnor Gardens Plaza, Wissahickon Avenue, Kingsley Drive, Berkshire Drive, Fulton Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, Burk Avenue and Clermont Avenue.
The Hammonton ground spray applications will take place, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 10, between 7 PM and 8:30 PM both days. The areas to be treated are bounded by a continuous line that follows Lakeview Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, south to Moss Mill Road and back to Lakeview Avenue.
The ground spray application 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. The public 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.
For health information about the pesticides to be applied in this area, call the Atlantic County Division of Public Health at (609) 645-5971, ext. 4277.
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.