Mosquito Aerial Sprays Scheduled for Hammonton, Northfield and Pleasantville, Wednesday Evening, October 2

The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled multiple aerial sprays for  portions of Hammonton, Northfield and Pleasantville on Wednesday, October 2, between 5 and 7 PM, weather permitting, as part of the county’s ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.

In Hammonton, the aerial application will treat the area bounded by First Road, Boyer Avenue, Main Road, Route 30, Virginia Avenue, Liberty Street, Fairview Avenue, Fourth Street, Old Forks Road, Ranere Avenue and Fifteenth Street.

In Northfield, the aerial application will treat the area bounded by Burroughs Avenue, Oakcrest Avenue, Shore Road, Vernon Avenue, northeast along marsh edge, northwest along the Zion Road/Tilton Road intersection through the western border of Northfield and southwest along Maple Run.

In Pleasantville, the aerial application will treat the are abounded by Ridgewood Avenue, the marsh edge, Franklin Avenue, northeast to Adams Avenue, northwest along Adams Avenue to the western and southwestern borders of Pleasantville.

Each aerial spray application will use Duet HD, the trade name for Sumithrin and Prallethrin, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol.

The rain date for all scheduled sprays will be Thursday, October 3 between 5 and 7 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency does not require people to relocate or take special precautions during mosquito control spraying.

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.

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