The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control has detected West Nile Virus in the adult mosquito populations in the Borough of Stanhope.
“How are the mosquitos tested? Adult mosquitoes are collected in specially-designed traps. These specimens are transported into the laboratory where they are processed into collection “pools”. A “pool” is simply a collection of adult mosquitoes that happen to all be the same species collected from the same location. A pool may contain hundreds of adult mosquitoes or only a few. The pool is then tested for the presence of the virus. Within the pool, even if only a single mosquito is infected, a positive result is reported for the whole pool.” (As per the NJDEP website: https://www.nj.gov/dep/mosquito/depfs.htm#4)
NOTICE: The Office of Mosquito Control will be conducting a TRUCK MOUNTED ULV spraying application for ADULT MOSQUITOS on Friday, September 17, 2021 between the hours of 6:30pm and 11:00pm.
The product that is being applied is Zenivex E4 RTU EPA Reg. #2724-807 with the active ingredient being Etofenprox. Application will be made in the following areas including roads and areas but not limited to: STANHOPE BOROUGH – Dell Road and connecting roads, Stonegate Lane, Sagamore Road and connecting roads, Elm Street and connecting roads, Bedford Avenue, Main Street and connecting roads, Linden Avenue and connecting roads, Musconetcong Avenue and connecting roads, Lawrence Avenue, Canfield Street, Lenape Drive, and Woods Avenue. (Hopatcong Borough – Hopatcong Heights, Florence Street)
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Mosquito Control at 973-940-5225 from 8am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. (Website: www.sussex.nj.us/mosquito)
Please see the attached information for more details.