The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission will conduct a truck ULV spray mission for nuisance adult mosquitoes and/or vector control from 6 p.m. to midnight June 23 in the areas of the New Jersey Turnpike, Half Acre Road, Applegarth Road and North Station Road in Cranbury and Monroe, weather-permitting.
Rain date is June 24.
A map of the spray zone can be viewed at www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1qftfVLI4lYfKV7BWTRwzJyen6LI&ll=40.307620857142915%2C-74.48131775510204&z=15
The adult mosquito control treatment being conducted is in compliance with section 9.10 and 9.15 of the New Jersey Pesticide Control Code (N.J.A.C. Title 7, Chapter 30).
The mosquito control products used will be those recommended by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), Rutgers University for the control of adult mosquitoes which include: Malathion (Fyfanon ULV, Atrapa, or MicroFloMalathion EPA# 67760-34); Etofenprox (Zenivex E20, requiring dilution or Zenivex E4, RTU, EPA# 2724-807); Prallethrin – Sumithrin (Duet EPA# 1021-1795-8329); Deltamethrin (DeltaGard EPA# 432-1534).
All applications will be according to product labeling.
For additional information on mosquitoes and adulticiding, contact Dr. Deepak Matadha, superintendent (NJDEP CPA License #50245B), Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission, at 200 Parsonage Road, Edison, at 732-549-0665.
For routine pesticide-related health inquiries, contact the National Pesticide Information Center, at 1-800-858-7378.
For information on pesticide regulations, pesticide complaints and health referrals, contact the New Jersey Pesticide Control Program at 1-609-984-6507.
In the case of any pesticide emergency, please contact the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System at 1-800-222-1222.
Upon request, the pesticide applicator or applicator business shall provide a resident with notification at least 12 hours prior to the application, except for Quarantine and Disease Vector Control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time.
The commission’s website, www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Government/Departments/PSH/Pages/MCMosquito.aspx provides updated information on time and location of application(s).
Residents can take following precautions to reduce exposure:
- Pay attention to notices about mosquito insecticide treatments 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 applications. Also bring clothing and children’s toys inside. Stay back 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
- Consult your doctor if you think you are experiencing health effects from the spraying. People who suffer from chemical sensitivities or feel spraying may aggravate a preexisting health condition may consult their physician or local health department.