Monmouth County to Fight West Nile Virus – The Journal Magazines – The Journal NJ


Sep 13, 2022

Monmouth County to Fight West Nile Virus

Monmouth County Mosquito Management Division might be conducting a mosquito operation on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4:30 – 6 am as a consequence of proof of West Nile Virus (WNV) within the space.

The Monmouth County Mosquito Management Division will administer remedy between the railroad tracks and Ocean Ave. from Monmouth Ave. south to Shore Rd. and Brown Ave. The County might be spraying “Duet Twin-Motion” which incorporates two pesticides known as Prallethrin and Sumithrin, and a synergistic compound known as piperonyl butoxide which will increase the effectiveness of the pesticides. The County might be utilizing truck-mounted, ultra-low-volume gear that applies the pesticide at a fraction of an oz per acre.

“The County Mosquito Management Division is set to regulate flying grownup mosquitoes and to restrict the unfold of mosquito-borne sickness,” mentioned Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. “We encourage residents to assist management the mosquito inhabitants by eliminating sources the place they will breed, resembling eradicating any standing water across the residence by emptying buckets of water and turning them over and drilling drainage holes in rubbish and recycling cans.”

Pyrethroids have been advisable for Extremely-Low-Quantity (ULV) mosquito management in New Jersey by Rutgers, The State College of New Jersey. The U.S. Environmental Safety Company’s (EPA) present analysis considers pyrethroid-containing merchandise to be barely poisonous with minimal potential danger to individuals when used correctly as a part of an built-in mosquito management program.

“We suggest our residents defend themselves from mosquito and mosquito-born diseases through the use of EPA registered repellents, carrying lengthy sleeves and lengthy pants and limiting out of doors actions at nightfall, when attainable, “mentioned Deputy Director Kiley.

Residents will help ‘Combat the Chunk’ through the use of the Mosquito Management guidelines to seek out and eradicate all of the locations the place mosquitos breed round your house. The guidelines and details about a courtesy inspection could be discovered at

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