The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled ground spray applications for Tuesday, August 21 for portions of Hammonton and Northfield where mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The ground sprays are being conducted as part of the county’s ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
The Northfield ground spray application will take place, weather permitting, between 5 AM and 6 AM. 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.
The Hammonton ground spray applications will take place, weather permitting, between 8 PM and 10 PM. The first area to be treated is bounded by Packard Street, Fairview Avenue, Thirteenth Street, Grand Street, Pleasure Avenue, Egg Harbor Road, and Grape Street. The second treatment area is bounded by Egg Harbor Road, Lakeview Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, White Horse Pike and Weymouth Road.
All applications 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 Office of Mosquito Control at (609) 645-5948.
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.