The Commission says its taking the action in response to extremely high numbers of adult mosquitoes in the area.
According to alerts posted on the Monmouth County and Middletown Township websites, the county will be using the product resmethrin, known as the brand name Scourge, applied with Ultra Low Volume spray equipment mounted on pick-up trucks.
Resmethrin is a pyrethroid-based pesticide registered with the USEPA and NJDEP for residential adult mosquito control, the county says.
The USEPA does not require relocating or taking any special precautions during the mosquito control spraying; however, those who wish to avoid or minimize exposure may take precautions such as staying indoors, keeping windows shut and turning window air conditioners and fans off during the spray operation, the county says.
The Commission will spray the following neighborhoods:
Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township:
- Area north of Route 36 from Delaware Avenue west to Creek Road and north to Port Monmouth Road between Pews Creek and Comptons Creek. See Port Monmouth Adult Mosquito Control Map June 16, 2014
West Keansburg section of Hazlet Township:
- Area from north of Route 36 from Center St/Brown St. east to Munro Avenue and north to 1st St. between Thorn's Creek and Waackaack Creek. See West Keansburg Adult Mosquito Control Map, June 16, 2014
The Commission has notified municipal officials, health officers and police of these plans, according to the notice.