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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. Wednesday, August 15 – 3:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16 weather permitting. This application is in response to a high number of invasive mosquitoes and West Nile virus activity, according to the commission.

The following areas are scheduled to be treated:

  • Phillipsburg: Heckman St., Bates St., Lennon Aly, Railroad Ave., Colby Pl., Filmore St., Hudson St., Schultz Ave., Glen Ave., Summit Ave., Raymond St., Mitchell Aly, Chambers St., Bullman St., Harris St., Washington St., Elizabeth St., Market St., Stryker St., Stockton St., Howard St., Cherry Aly, McKeen St., S.Main St., Abbot St, Pursel Street, Warren St., Firth St., Meyner Rd., Cahill St., Lynn Rd.
  • Pohatcong Township: Sussex St., Salem Aly, New Jersey Ave., County Route 519 (St. James Ave/New Brunswick Ave.) Victory Ave.

Warren County’s total positive mosquito samples is twenty-six for the year, according to the commission.

The trucks may not travel down every street, road or alley.

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.  Air conditioners can remain on and running. 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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