BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Township of Berkeley Heights posted the following updated messages on their website regarding spraying for Adult Mosquitos:
Please be advised, Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, September 18, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. (Weather Permitting).
In Berkeley Heights, all park areas will be sprayed tonight as well as wooded areas along the Passaic River corridor.
Be advised that spraying will be curtailed if people are present and the County will try to revisit later in the evening or tomorrow night. There will be spraying of all school grounds during the early morning hours, between 3 and 6 am. Additional areas are going to be sprayed Thursday night; those locations will be posted tomorrow.
The spraying machine is mounted in a pick- up truck and is clearly placarded. We ask that residents do not use the fields and parks at that time. Meanwhile, Union County will continue to spray the 20 to 25 most mosquito-heavy areas in town, also concentrating on the area in which the positive EEE test was found, around Emerson Lane. Neighboring Somerset County is also aggressively spraying. All activities will be held as scheduled.
"I have been working with the County and Board of Education around the clock to put an aggressive plan in place to safeguard our community," said Mayor Angie Devanney.
Residents are reminded to use bug spray, particularly when they are outside during the hours of dawn and dusk; please be sure to spray children, as well.