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Mosquito Spraying Tonight After West Nile Found

The Burlington County Mosquito Division will spray areas of Maple Shade, Mount Laurel and Tabernacle after positive samples of West Nile virus were identified.

The Burlington County Mosquito Division will be treating for adult mosquitoes in areas of Maple Shade, Mount Laurel and Tabernacle tonight, after positive samples of West Nile virus were identified, county officials said.

Treatment will take place in the vicinity of Academy Drive and South Church Street in Mount Laurel; the area near the Maple Shade sewage treatment plant on Park Avenue; and two locations in Tabernacle—Pricketts Mill recreation field and Bozarthtown Road.

The division is planning to treat areas within approximately a half-mile radius of each location. Treatment is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Pesticide will be applied in a mist form by a truck-mounted sprayer. 

Residents are encouraged to stay indoors while treatment takes place.

Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information

Karen Koval September 21, 2012 at 01:12 AM
I just came back from a walk in mt laurel when the truck went by. It would have been nice if someone made us aware of this BEFORE it was taking place!
Rob Scott (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Karen, Sorry. The county sent it out in the middle of the afternoon and we got it up as soon as we could.

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