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For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Aerial Mosquito Spray RESCHEDULED for Thursday, August 22 in Galloway and Port Republic

Due to unfavorable weather conditions the aerial spray scheduled for August 21 will be conducted tonight, Thursday, August 22 between 5 PM and 8 PM, weather permitting.

Original Release:

The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control is scheduled to conduct an evening aerial spray over portions of Galloway Township and Port Republic on Wednesday, August 21 between 5 PM and 8 PM, weather permitting, as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the population of adult mosquitoes and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness. No other Atlantic County communities are scheduled for spraying at this time.

In Galloway Township, the areas to be treated are bounded by: Route 9 and King’s Highway; Rt. 9 east to the E.B. Forsythe Refuge, from Smith-Bowen Rd. to Leeds Point Rd.; Rt. 9 east to the E.B. Forsythe Refuge, from E. Somers Landing Rd. to E. Chanese Lane.

In Port Republic, the areas to be treated are between Clark’s Landing Road and Chestnut Neck.

Aerial spraying will be done using Duet HD, the trade name for Prallethrin and Synergized Sumithrin, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol. For health information about pesticides to be applied, call the Office of Mosquito Control at (609) 645-5948.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control spraying though some may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by:

  1. Staying indoors during application to immediate area

  2. Keeping windows shut, window fans and window air conditioners off (or set to circulate indoor air) during spraying

  3. Keeping children’s toys indoors

  4. Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys

Residents can help reduce mosquito populations by removing standing water from their properties.

To learn more visit: www.atlantic-county.org/mosquito-control

     

 

 

 

 

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