Union County Continues Mosquito Spraying

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UNION COUNTY – Union County’s Bureau of Mosquito Control will continue its routine program of spraying tonight, between 7 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.

According to officials, the chemicals are not harmful and residents may continue normal routines. Residents are asked to keep a safe distance from ‘spray’ trucks as they in operation.

Spraying is planned at the following locations:

  • Cushing Rd / Knollwood Ct. in Plainfield
  • Conger Way in Clark
  • Oak Ridge Park in Clark
  • Frances Dr in Clark
  • Haberle Pl. in Rahway
  • New Church St. in Rahway
  • Walter Street Area in Linden
  • Clarkson Ave in Elizabeth
  • Jouet St . in Roselle
  • East 7th Ave. in Roselle
  • Thelma Ter. in Linden
  • Sunnyfield Dr. in Linden
  • Union County Pkwy. in Winfield Park
  • Crane Pkwy. in Cranford
  • Garden St. in Union
  • Hawthorne Av. in Union
  • Hamilton Ter. in Union
  • Rony Rd. in Union
  • Harvard Av. /Cornell Pl. in Hillside
  • Sheridan Av. / Colfax Av. in Roselle Park
  • Burnside Av. in Cranford
  • Hillcrest Av. in Cranford
  • Windsor Pl / Hazel St. in Cranford
  • Woodland Av. in Westfield
  • Carlton Ct. in Westfield
  • Summit Ct. in Westfield
  • Terminal Rd. in Clark
  • Watson Rd. in Fanwood
  • Oak Ridge Park in Clark

“Mosquitoes emerged much earlier than usual this year, resulting in a larger population,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The Bureau of Mosquito Control has been working diligently to bring those numbers down, and the public can help in this effort, too.”

Mirabella advised county residents to check their property for places where stagnant water can collect including clogged rain gutters, empty flower pots and children’s toys.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to avoid West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Some of the most effective methods include:

  • Use an EPA-registered insect repellent while enjoying the outdoors.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when weather permits.
  • Avoid the outdoors at dawn, dusk and in the early evening which are peak mosquito biting times.
  • Install or repair window and door screens.


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