Upper Township

Notification for the
2017 Gypsy Moth Control Program
Upper Township has entered into a cooperative gypsy moth control program
with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Downstown Airport Inc. of 339
Harding Highway, Vineland, NJ 08360, has been awarded the contract to apply
Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (FORAY 76B, EPA Reg. # 73049-49) using
aircraft to areas infested with gypsy moth larvae.
Aerial application will begin on or after May 1, 2017 through June 1, 2017, or
until completion, from 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and possibly in the evenings from
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the affected areas. However, no pesticide application for
gypsy moth control will take place between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.
A map indicating the exact areas to be treated is available for inspection at
the municipal building. Residents may contact the Municipal Clerk’s office at
(609) 628-2011 Ext. 200, Upper Township Municipal Building, 2100 Tuckahoe
Road, Petersburg, NJ 08270 for information regarding the exact date, application
times and any other information concerning the treatment program.
Individuals wishing additional information about pesticides may contact the
National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378. For emergencies call
the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System at 1-800-222-1222. For
pesticide regulation information, pesticide complaints, and health referrals call the
New Jersey Pesticide Control Program at 609-984-6507.
Upon request, the pesticide applicator or applicator business shall provide a
resident 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. Additional information about the program is also available
on the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s website at:

Barbara L. Young, RMC
Municipal Clerk, Township of Upper