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Parts of Port Republic to be Sprayed for Mosquitoes Friday

Spraying will take place between 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Parts of Port Republic will be sprayed for mosquitoes on Friday morning, Sept. 21 between 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., Atlantic County officials announced Thursday afternoon.

Weather permitting, spraying will take place around Chestnut Neck monument, Chestnut Neck Road to Milll Road, St. Johns Lane, and Main Street between Old New York Road and Mill Road, according to county officials.

Spraying will be done using Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra low volume aerosol, according to county officials.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, no one is mandated to relocate or take special precaution during spraying. However, residents may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by: staying indoors during application; keeping windows shut; window fans and air conditioning off or set to circulate indoor air; keeping children’s toys indoors; and by keeping pets and their food, water dishes and toys indoors.

For more information about mosquito control, visit: www.aclink.org/publicworks/mosquito  or call the West Nile virus hotline at 1-877-64FACTS.

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