Old Bridge Township

Middlesex County, NJ

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-721-5600     Fax: 732-607-7900

Notices

6/18/2018 - Mosquito Spray Notification

Mosquito Spray Notification

Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission

200 Parsonage Rd, Edison, NJ 08837 Phone: (732) 549-0665

Weather conditions permitting, the Mosquito Commission will be conducting a truck ULV spray mission for Nuisance and Vector Control.

Date and Time: 6 pm to 11.59 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018

Rain Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Locations: 1: Laurence Harbor Area 2: Area between Mannino Park, US 9, NJ-18

A map of the site can be seen on this website. http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Government/Departments/PSH/Pages/MCMosquitoSprayNotice.aspx

 

In compliance with N.J.A.C. Title 7, Chapter 30 the Middlesex County Mosquito Commission may be applying insecticides for the control of adult mosquito populations on an area-wide basis, as needed, throughout Middlesex County during the period of May 1st, 2018 through October 31st, 2018. In order to reduce the number of nuisance and vector mosquitoes in the specified area(s), the following adult mosquito control products will be applied from the ground by truck, handheld equipment, and/or by aircraft, using low volume (LV) or ultra-low volume (ULV) techniques: Sumithrin/Prallethrin (Duet®), Deltamethrin (Deltagard®), Malathion (Fyfanon® ULV Mosquito), Etofenprox (Zenivex® E4 RTU). The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Rutgers University have approved and recommended these mosquito control products for residential mosquito control and consider them to pose no unreasonable health risk when applied according to label directions. However, residents, if they wish, can take the following steps to reduce exposure:

• Pay attention to notices about spraying found through newspapers, websites, automated telephone messages or notices distributed by municipal, county or state agencies.

• Plan your activities to limit time spent outside during times of possible insecticide treatments.

• Move your pets, their food, and water dishes inside during ULV application. Also bring clothing and children’s toys inside.

• Stay away from application equipment, whether in use or not.

• Whenever possible, remain indoors with windows closed and with window air conditioners on non-vent (closed to the outside air) and window fans turned off during spraying.

• Avoid direct contact with surfaces that are still wet from pesticide spraying. Do not allow children to play in areas that have been sprayed until they have completely dried (approximately one hour).

• If you must remain outdoors, avoid eye and skin contact with the spray. If you get spray in your eyes or on your skin, immediately flush and rinse with water.

The Commission has notified municipal officials, health officers and police of these plans. Neither the USEPA nor NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) requires relocating or taking special precautions during spraying with this product. All applications will be according to product labeling. If residents wish further information, they can contact their local health department or call the National Pesticide Information Center 1.800.858.7378 or visit their website at the following link: http://npic.orst.edu. The Commission (732-549-0665) operates a message machine 24 hours a day/7 days a week for individuals who cannot call during our working hours, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Please Note: Treatments for adult mosquitoes will be done on streets on a limited and localized basis within the specified area(s). Treatment time for a specific street is not possible (Rain date-mostly next day). If the conditions are not ideal, the treatment will not be conducted.