Thursday, August 20, 2020
The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled a ground spray for portions of Brigantine 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 4 AM and 7 AM on Friday, August 21, using Zenivex, the trade name for etofenprox, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol.
The area to be treated is bounded by a line that follows 12th Street North, East Shore Drive, Traverse Place, East Shore Drive, Golf Course Drive, North Shore Drive, West Shore Drive, Lafayette Boulevard, West Shore Drive, Risley Boulevard, Bayshore Avenue, 6th Street South, West Beach Avenue and East Beach Avenue.
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.