Friday, September 16, 2016
The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled two ground sprays for portions of Northfield as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness. No other Atlantic County communities are scheduled for spraying at this time.
The ground spray applications will take place, weather permitting, between 8 PM and 9 PM on Monday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 21. The area to be treated is bounded by New Road, Zion Road, Sutton Avenue, Dani Drive, Julie Drive, Glenwood Drive, Haviv Drive, Mill Road, Mazza Drive, Henry Drive, Northwood Court, Burton Avenue and Banning Avenue and will also include the Birch Grove Park camping area.
The ground sprays will be conducted 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, however, 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/mosquito-control or call the West Nile Virus hotline at 1-877-64FACTS.