Tuesday, July 25, 2023
The aerial mosquito spray originally scheduled for July 24 has been rescheduled for Wednesday evening, July 26 between 6 PM and 8 PM, weather permitting, for portions of Galloway Township and Port Republic.
Wind conditions forced the cancellation of Monday evening’s spray, according to the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control.
In the event of unfavorable conditions on Wednesday evening, the spray will be postponed until Thursday evening, July 27, 6-8 PM, weather permitting.
The county is providing the aerial spray 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 Sooy’s Landing Road, Clark’s Landing Road and Mill Street on the West and Chestnut Neck to the East.
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:
· Staying indoors during application to immediate area
· Keeping windows shut, window fans and window air conditioners off (or set to circulate indoor air) during spraying
· Keeping children’s toys indoors
· 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.