Shut your windows: Bug patrol spraying P’burg area Tuesday night

Phillipsburg-area residents are asked to shut their windows Tuesday night as a precaution when the Warren County Mosquito Commission rolls through.

Marked trucks with yellow flashing lights will be spraying mosquito treatment in Phillipsburg and parts of Alpha and Pohatcong Township between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday, weather-permitting, the commission says. A phone alert went out Monday evening.

The treatment products have low toxicity, but the commission is urging precautions to minimize exposure:

  • Residents should remain indoors.
  • Windows should be closed during the application time.
  • Bring pets indoors when possible and cover pet dishes.

The commission also listed the areas it plans to treat (though trucks may not go down every road or alley).

PHILLIPSBURG

  • Roads between and attached to Broad Street and North Main St.
  • Roads between South Main Street, Hudson Street and Route 22.
  • Roads between Warren Street, Hudson Street and South Main.
  • Roads between the Delaware River and South Main Street.
  • Roads between Roseberry Street, Belvidere Road and Lincoln.
  • Roads between Roseberry Street, Warren Street, Center Street and Route 22.

POHATCONG/ALPHA

  • Roads between and attached to St. James Avenue/Rt. 519 and the Phillipsburg Mall  (including Liberty Blvd, Victory Ave, and Chestnut Street).
  • Roads in the area surrounding Crestwood Park.
  • Pohatcong Street and attached roads, Schley Avenue, Lee Avenue and attached roads.

More information on the spray program and the chemicals used can be found at the mosquito commission’s website, www.warrencountymosquito.org.

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