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English: The proboscis of an Aedes albopictus ...English: The proboscis of an Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on human blood. Under experimental conditions the Aedes albopictus mosquito, also known as the Asian Tiger Mosquito, has been found to be a vector of West Nile Virus. Aedes is a genus of the Culicine family of mosquitos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Nearby Areas To Be Treated This Thursday, July 19th 

 

 

Mosquito traps placed in the vicinity of the Evesham sewage treatment plant and on Arney’s Mount Road in Springfield have turned up the latest positive samples of West Nile Virus, according to the Burlington County Mosquito Division. 

As a result, the division will treat to control adult mosquitoes early in the evening, this Thursday, July 19th, weather permitting, officials said.

            The positive samples bring to a total of 10 the number of West Nile mosquitoes trapped this season.  The first was identified in late May in Pemberton Township.

Areas within approximately one-half mile of Evesham sewerage plant, located on North Elmwood Drive, and in the vicinity of Arney’s Mount Road near Monmouth Road in Springfield, will be treated, starting at 7:30 PM.  Pesticide will be applied in a mist form by a truck-mounted sprayer.  Residents are encouraged to stay indoors while treatment occurs.

The Mosquito Division routinely places traps throughout the County during the warm weather season, to identify the presence of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and St. Louis Encephalitis.

Positive samples have also been trapped in Florence, Maple Shade, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Palmyra, Pemberton and Washington.  Nearby areas were treated in each case.

Residents were once again reminded to take precautions against mosquito bites by using repellent, wearing long sleeves and long pants, and by trying to limit outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active, during dawn and dusk.

Residents should also clean or remove any items on their personal property that can collect rain or sprinkler water and serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, such as clogged gutters, flowerpots, bottle caps or old car tires.  They should also completely change water in birdbaths at least once a week and should repair window and door screens.

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