Mosquito Control Sept 26

Spray Message

“Weather permitting, the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control plans to treat parts of Galloway Township and Port Republic as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.  No other Atlantic County communities are scheduled for spraying at this time. 

In Galloway Township, spraying to reduce adult mosquitoes using aerial application equipment will take place on Tuesday evening September 26th, between 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm. 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 Ln.

“In Port Republic, spraying to reduce adult mosquitoes using aerial application equipment will take place on Tuesday evening September 26th, between 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm.  The areas to be treated are between Clark’s Landing Rd. and Chestnut Neck.

Aerial spraying will be done using Fyfanon ULV, the trade name for malathion, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol.

The EPA does not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control spraying, people may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by:

  • 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.

For health information about the pesticides to be applied to this area, call the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control at 609-645-5948