MIDDLETOWN – In response to extremely high numbers of adult mosquitoes, the Monmouth County Mosquito Commission will be conducting adult mosquito control operations between 7:30 P.M. today, June 16,I and 1 a.m. tomorrow, June 17, in the Port Monmouth section of the township.
In case of inclement weather conditions, the operation will be postponed until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17.
The commission will be using the product resmethrin, known as the brand name Scourge, applied with Ultra Low Volume spray equipment mounted on pick-up trucks. Resmethrin is a pyrethroid-based pesticide registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for residential adult mosquito control.
The EPA does not require relocating or taking any special precautions during the mosquito control spraying; however, those who wish to avoid or minimize exposure may take precautions such as staying indoors, keeping windows shut and turning window air conditioners and fans off during the spray operation.
The section that will be sprayed includes the area north of Route 36 from Coe Place east to Creek Road and north to Port Monmouth Road between Pews Creek and Comptons Creek.
Up-to-date information will be posted on the Commission’s website www.visitmonmouth.com/mosquito and hotline 732-578-1600
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