BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Jul 11, 2018
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The Middlesex County Mosquito Commission will spray insecticides in the township on Thursday to help control the mosquito population particularly in Monmouth Junction.
The commission will begin its operation at 6:30 p.m. If there is inclement weather, the spraying will occur on Friday.
The commission will use several low-level insecticides such as sumithrin/prallethrin, deltamethrin, malathion and etofenprox. These insecticides have been approved and recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency and Rutgers University. The products are believed not to pose an “unreasonable health risk when applied according to label directions,” according to a statement from the township.
But for residents worried about any potential health risk from the chemicals, the township’s statement suggest:
- Pay attention notices about spraying events
- Plan outdoor activities to avoid exposure during spraying treatments
- Move pets and pet foods inside, also bring in toys or clothing
- When possible stay inside with windows closed and air conditioners on non-vent. Turn window fans off.
- Avoid direct contact with surfaces that are still wet from spraying
- If outdoors, avoid eye contact with pesticide spraying
For more information call the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378 or visit npic.orst.edu