FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035

Union County Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves Against West Nile this Labor Day Weekend

Union County – In preparation for the upcoming holiday weekend, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in connection with the Bureau of Mosquito Control, are reminding residents to take precautions against the West Nile Virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of the most effective methods to avoid mosquito bites include:

  • Use an  EPA-registered insect repellent while enjoying the outdoors.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when weather permits.
  • Avoid the outdoors at dawn, dusk and in the early evening which are peak mosquito biting times.
  • Install or repair window and door screens.

In an effort to curb the insects’ activity for the upcoming long weekend, the Bureau of Mosquito Control will continue its ongoing program of monitoring and control this evening with adulticide sprayings at Oak Ridge and Esposito parks in Clark.

Operations will also be conducted in the residential areas of the following towns: Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Union, Westfield.

For a listing of streets included in this evening’s scheduled operations visit www.ucnj.org/mc or call the Union County Bureau of Mosquito Control at 908-654-9834/654-9873.

For additional information on the West Nile virus visit the CDC’s website, www.cdc.gov.

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