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Mosquito spraying set for tonight in Phillipsburg and Pohatcong Twp.

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The Warren County Mosquito Commission has announced that it will be spraying against mosquitoes in parts of Phillipsburg and Pohatcong Township tonight.

The mosquito spraying will go on from 10:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6 and end before 3:00 a.m. Friday, September 7 weather permitting.  This application is in response to a high number of invasive mosquitoes and West Nile virus activity in Phillipsburg, according to the commission.

The following areas are scheduled to be treated:

  • Phillipsburg: N. Main St., JT.Baker Way, 5th St., Chintewink Alley, Rose St., N. Broad St., Warren St., Hudson St., Shultz Ave., Summit Ave., Mitchell Alley, Filmore St., Bennet St., Morris St., Shafer Ave., Joseph St., Bowhay Ave., Davis St., Lewis St., Chambers St., Bullman St., Harris St., Washington St., Chambers St., Heckman St., Dugan Alley, Reese Alley, Brainard St., Hillside Rd., Ridge St., Farm St., Congress St., Gates St., Turtle St. and Roseberry St.
  • Pohatcong Township:  St. James Ave., New Brunswick Ave, Salem Alley, Bergen St.,  Pennsylvania Ave., Sussex St., March Blvd. and Ligget Blvd.

Warren County’s total positive mosquito samples is thirty three for the year. Hackettstown has seven positive mosquito samples, the most in Warren County, according to the commission.

Two small pickup trucks with mounted sprayers will be used.  The trucks are clearly marked as Mosquito Commission vehicles and will use yellow flashing lights.  The trucks will travel down various streets in the Town of Phillipsburg and Pohatcong Township.

While the products used have very low toxicity, in order to minimize exposure, residents should remain indoors and close windows during the application time.  Bring pets indoors when possible and cover pet dishes.

For more information visit warrencountymosquito.org or call 908-453-3585 during regular business hours.

Information for the products currently used for adult mosquito control and measures you can take to avoid exposure to the spray can be found on the Duet Duel Action-NJDEP Fact Sheet,  the Zenivex- NJDEP Fact Sheet,  the Fyfanon-NJDEP Fact Sheet, you can call the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378 or visit their website at the following link: npic.orst.edu.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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