Gypsy moth spraying set to begin in Vernon Township

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:30

    VERNON — Vernon Township’s gypsy moth control program, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, was scheduled to begin earlier this week — on or about May 12 — and run through June 12 or until it’s completed. Spraying times are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and possibly in the evenings from 5 to 8 p.m., in the affected areas. Downstown Aerocrop Service of Vineland has been awarded the contract to apply Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki from aircraft to areas infested with gypsy moth larvae. Upon request, the pesticide applicator or applicator business will provide residents with notification 12 hours prior to the application, except for quarantine and disease vector control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time. Get the info A map indicating the exact areas to be treated is available for inspection at the Vernon Municipal Building. Residents can contact the township manager’s office at 973- 764-4055 for information regarding the exact dates and application times. For additional information about the gypsy moth spraying program, visit the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s site: For more information about pesticides, contact the National Pesticide Information Center at 800-858-7378. For emergencies call the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System at 800-222-1222. For pesticide information, pesticide complaints and health referrals call the New Jersey Pesticide Control Program at 609-984-6507.