Monmouth County continues to battle West Nile Virus

Ground spraying to occur in Ocean Township and Spring Lake on Thursday morning

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division will be conducting a ground spray operation in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township on residential streets near Palaia Park, specifically, north of Deal Road to Dow Avenue and east of State Highway 35 to Whalepond Road and in Spring Lake on residential streets south of Washington Street to Monmouth Avenue and First Avenue west to the NJ Transit railroad tracks on Thursday morning August 25.

“The ground spray program is to reduce the public health risk from West Nile Virus in the area. We have already seen evidence that the previous spraying operations have reduced the number of mosquitoes in the areas where sprays have already occurred,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to the Mosquito Control division. “It is also important to remember to always protect yourself from mosquitoes by wearing insect repellant when outdoors, even if it is only for a few minutes.”

Weather permitting, the Mosquito Control staff will conduct the operation early Thursday morning. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 mph or inclement weather. Weather cancellation will be posted to the Mosquito Control section of the County website and hotline phone number 732-578-1600.

As a precautionary measure, residents in the area scheduled for the control operation should remain inside and protect pets during the time sprayers are in the area. To further limit their exposure, residents should bring in children’s toys and pet bowls and turn off the intake fan in window air conditioners.

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