ADVISORY for Deal, NJ - Based on evidence of West Nile virus in the area, the Mosquito Control Division will be conducting an adult mosquito control operation on Monday, August 21st from 4 – 6 AM, weather permitting. The treatment area encompasses residential area east of Route 71 from Roseld Avenue to Neptune Avenue and east to the beach.
Attached is a map of the treatment area.
They have provided the attached information in regard to the planned application of Zenivex E4 RTU using ultra-low volume aerosol application equipment mounted on a pick-up truck. Also attached is the product label and fact sheet about Zenivex. The active ingredient is the same used in many pet flea collars and the application rate is 1.75 to 3.5 thousandths of a pound per acre, making risk of exposure minimal. No precautions are required by USEPA; nevertheless, for those concerned about minimizing their exposure, we advise bringing in pets, pet bowls and children’s toys and to close windows and turn off fans on window air conditioners.
The attached map and information as well as further updates can be found at www.visitmonmouth.com/mosquito under “Mosquito Control Schedule & Maps” found on the right column of tabs.
Mid-August through mid-September is the peak period for West Nile virus, however Mosquitoes and the multiple disease dangers they present do not disappear immediately with the change of seasons from Summer to Fall.
Two main avoidance tips for all residents and visitors are:
Wear repellent and/or long sleeved shirts and pants when outdoors
Check properties for standing water in containers like tarps, buckets, kiddy pools, tires and the like If any is found dump it and take every caution not to let it accumulate again.
Once again, please refer to www.visitmonmouth.com/mosquito for additional detail and important guidelines/precautions to protect you and those around you against mosquito bites.
To view additional information and educational materials provided by the NJ Department of Health please refer to www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/westnile.shtml