County to Spray for Mosquitoes in New Brunswick

The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission has advised that it will spray mosquito-reducing insecticides  in several New Brunswick neighborhoods in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 13.

From 4 a.m. to 8 a.m., the following neighborhoods will be sprayed:

  • Ward 1, in the Raritan Gardens, Rutgers Village, Edgebrook and Dewey Drive neighborhoods.
  • Ward 2, all neighborhoods bordered by Remsen Avenue and Nichol Avenue and by George Street, Nassau Street and Georges Road.  The neighborhood immediately surrounding Recreation Park is also scheduled to be sprayed.

To view a map of the scheduled spraying areas, click here.

According to the county, the chemicals to be used have been approved and recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Rutgers University. The Commission issued the following tips for residents who wish to reduce their exposure during spraying:

  • Limit time spent outside during insecticide treatments.
  • Move clothing, children’s toys, pets and their food and water inside during spraying.
  • Stay away from application equipment at all times.
  • Remain indoors whenever possible, with windows closed and air conditioners closed to outside air. Turn off window fans as well.
  • Avoid direct contact with surfaces that are wet from the spraying and do not permit children to play in areas that have recently sprayed until they are fully dry, approximately one hour.
  • If outdoors, avoid eye and skin contact with the spray. If eyes or skin come in contact with the spray, flush and rinse immediately with water.

For more information, visit the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission website.