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Mosquito Spraying in Port Monmouth Monday Night

Spraying will be by Monmouth County trucks. Residents may prefer to turn off air conditioners or fans during the operation.

The Monmouth County Mosquito Commission will be hitting neighborhoods in Port Monmouth section of Middletown and the West Keansburg section of Hazlet on Monday night, between 7:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. 

The Commission says its taking the action in response to extremely high numbers of adult mosquitoes in the area. 

According to alerts posted on the Monmouth County and Middletown Township websites, the county 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 USEPA and NJDEP for residential adult mosquito control, the county says.  

The USEPA 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 county says. 

The Commission will spray the following neighborhoods: 

Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township:

West Keansburg section of Hazlet Township:

 

The Commission has notified municipal officials, health officers and police of these plans, according to the notice

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