Aerial Mosquito Spray Scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 in Galloway and Port Republic

ATLANTIC COUNTY — Officials from the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control have announced that an evening aerial spray will take place on Wednesday, August 21 from 5 to 8 p.m., weather permitting in Galloway Township and Port Republic.

The spraying is part of the Office of Mosquito Controls ongoing efforts to reduce the population of adult mosquitoes and to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness.

In Galloway Township, the areas to be treated are bounded by: Route 9 and King’s Highway; Rt. 9 east to the E.B. Forsythe Refuge, from Smith-Bowen Rd. to Leeds Point Rd.; Rt. 9 east to the E.B. Forsythe Refuge, from E. Somers Landing Rd. to E. Chanese Lane.

In Port Republic, the areas to be treated are between Clark’s Landing Road and Chestnut Neck.

Aerial spraying will be done using Duet HD, the trade name for Prallethrin and Synergized Sumithrin, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol. For health information about pesticides to be applied, call the Office of Mosquito Control at 609-645-5948.

While residents do not need to relocate or take special precautions during the spraying some may want to:

  • Staying indoors during application to immediate area
  • Keeping windows shut, window fans and window air conditioners off (or set to circulate indoor air) during spraying
  • Keeping children’s toys indoors
  • Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes, and toys

Residents can help reduce mosquito populations by removing standing water from their properties.

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