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County to Spray for Mosquitos Tonight in Milltown and East Brunswick

Posted by Friends EB EC on August 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Asian Tiger Mosquito

The Middlesex County Mosquito commission will be spraying in the Milltown/East Brunswick area between 6:30 and 11:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 15).

As part of Integrated Mosquito Management practice, the commission will be conducting truck mounted ULV (Ultra-low volume) spray operations to reduce the number of nuisance and vector mosquitoes in the specified areas.

A pyrethroid-based adulticide called Duet (sumethrin/prallethrin) will be used. If residents need further information, please contact your local health department.

NOTE: Spraying for adult mosquitoes will be done on streets on a limited and localized basis. The rain date is Thursday, Aug. 16.

Residents may choose to take the following PRECAUTIONS:

1. Avoid being directly in the line of spray during the application. This product will dissipate within 30 minutes of being applied.

2. Air conditioning units may be set to circulate internal air.

3. Fruits and vegetables from a garden should be washed before eating, the same as if they were purchased from a food store.

People with severe respiratory problems should heed items 1 and 2.

If residents wish further information, they can contact their local health department.

Note: Treatment time for a specific street is not possible. If the weather conditions are not ideal, the spraying will not be conducted.

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Related Topics:Mosquito Spraying and mosquito commission.

Pulished on the East Brusnwick Patch, 15 August 2012.


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