Monmouth County Mosquito Management has deliberate mosquito management operations in a number of areas of Middletown
MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Do you have mosquitos Due to concerns about the West Nile virus, Monmouth County Mosquito Control has planned adult mosquito controls in several neighborhoods of Middletown.
Starting Saturday, September 12, from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., truck-mounted, ultra-low volume sprayers will be dispensing Duet Dual-Action® Adulticide in the Red Hill Road area between Bamm Hollow Road and Garden State Parkway . The route continues on Kings Highway East between Sleepy Hollow Road and Chapel Hill Road. The area between Normandy Road and East Road (south of Route 36) will be treated with Zenivex on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00 am-7:00am.
Mosquito Control will use Zenivex and Duet Dual-Action® Adulticide products. The spray equipment is mounted in the back of a van and emits an ultra-low volume pesticide mist (ULV). Spray area map, details and additional information can be found at www.middletownnj.org/MosquitoControl.
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While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not require special precautions, those who wish to limit their exposure should stay indoors, bring children’s toys and dog bowls, and turn off the suction fan in window air conditioners.
Operation depends on the weather. Weather cancellations will be published as soon as possible. Visit www.visitmonmouth.com/mosquito for updates.
According to CDC, Mosquito bites can make you sick. Disease epidemics from mosquito-borne viruses are more common, including the recent dengue outbreaks in many countries around the world, the Zika epidemic (2015-2017) and the Chikungunya epidemic (2013-2014). West Nile virus is the most common virus spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States. In the United States, people can also contract less common viruses carried by mosquitoes, such as: B. Eastern equine encephalitis or St. Louis encephalitis. From 2004 to 2018, most of the US cases of dengue, chikungunya, and zika were reported in US territories.
Protect against mosquito bites:
- Use insect repellant: When used as intended, insect repellants registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are proven to be safe and effective even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Use an (EPA) registered insect repellent symbol with any of the following active ingredients:
- Lemon eucalyptus oil (BE)
- Para-menthane diol (PMD)
- Discover: Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Keep mosquitos out: Use air conditioning or window and door panes. If you cannot protect yourself from mosquitoes in your home or hotel, sleep under a mosquito net.
Learn more about mosquito bites and prevention.