In compliance with Section 9.10 of the New Jersey Pesticide Control Code (N.J.A.C. Title 7, Chapter 30) notice is hereby given that the Hunterdon County Department of Health, Route 12 County Complex Flemington, NJ 08822 will be applying insecticides for the control of larval black flies on an area wide basis in Hunterdon County (primarily in the South Branch of the Raritan River), as needed, during the period of __________ through ______________. The Hunterdon County Department of Health will also be applying insecticides for the control of adult mosquitoes, on an area wide basis in Hunterdon County as needed, during the period of May 18, 2009 through November 20, 2009. The insecticide to be used for larval black flies [with active ingredient (a.i.) Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis] will be Vectobac 12AS (EPA reg #73049-38) applied according to product labeling. The products to be used in adult mosquito control could be Scourge 4+12 [a.i. resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide (PBO)] (EPA reg #432-716), Scourge 18+54 (a.i. resmethrin and PBO)(EPA reg #432-667), Atrapa VCP (a.i. malathion) (EPA reg #1812-407), Anvil 2+2 (a.i sumithrin)( EPA reg #1021-1687-8329), and Zenivex E20 (a.i. Etofenprox)( EPA reg #2724-791). All products will be applied with truck-mounted or handheld equipment (nothing by aircraft).
All persons interested in obtaining additional information regarding these activities may call the program coordinator, Mr. Tadhgh Rainey (Pesticide License # 24344B) at (908) 788-1351, Rte 12 Complex, Flemington, NJ 08822 or by visiting the Hunterdon County Website: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us.
“Upon request the pesticide applicator or applicator business shall provide a resident with notification at least 12 hours prior to the application, except for Quarantine and Disease Vector Control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time.” In order for health department officials to correctly identify these areas, residents should indicate the name, street address and phone number at the residence, and should make such requests annually (no deadline is required) in writing or by email.
For routine health inquiries or pesticide exposure information please contact the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378. For emergencies relating to pesticides contact the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System at 1-800-222-1222. Contact “this number for pesticide regulation information, pesticide complaints, and health referrals” 1-609-984-6507 (NJ Pesticide Control Program).