Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled two aerial sprays for portions of Hamilton and Mullica townships on Wednesday, September 25 between 5 and 8 PM, weather permitting, as part of the county’s ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
The Hamilton Township spray application will include the area bounded by Lake Lenape and Weymouth Road, Route 50, Atlantic City Expressway, Watering Race Branch and Hickory Street.
The Mullica Township spray application will include the area bounded by Duerer Street, Moss Mill Road, Arrow Road, Adams Circle, Wharton Park Boulevard, a line extending 1 mile southwest from the intersection with Route 30, a line extending 3.75 miles southeast paralleling Route 30, a line extending northeast to the intersection with Route 30, and Fourth Avenue.
Both aerial spray applications will use Fyfanon ULV, the trade name for Malathion, 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.
For more information, visitwww.atlantic-county.org/mosquito-controlor call the West Nile Virus hotline at 1-877-64FACTS.
Spray Map Attached