Friday, July 27, 2018
The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled a ground spray for a portion of Northfield in the vicinity of Birch Grove Park where mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The ground spray is conducted as part of the county’s ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
The ground spray application will take place, weather permitting, between 5 AM and 6 AM on Monday, July 30, using Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol.
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. No other communities are scheduled for spraying at this time.
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.
For more information, visit: www.aclink.org/publicworks/mosquito or call the West Nile Virus hotline at 1-877-64FACTS.