The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled a ground spray for portions of the Atlantic County Park on Route 50 in Estell Manor and the John F. Gaffney Green Tree Golf Course on Route 559 in Egg Harbor Township as part of its ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
The ground spray application will take place, weather permitting, between 5:30 AM and 7 AM on Thursday, June 14, using Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol. 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 Division of Public Health at (609) 645-5971, ext. 4277.
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.