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What is the mosquito spray used on Oak Island and how long is it dangerous to humans and ground animals after it is fogged into the streets? Are there any respiratory concerns with the spraying of this substance?

Shelby Sebens
StarNews

Oak Island uses a product called MasterLine Kontrol 4-4, according to Public Works Director Gene Kudgus. The inhalation toxicity of this product is considered to be low, according to a data sheet on the product. Symptoms of excessive exposure include squinting eyes, irregular and rattled breathing, ataxia, headache, dizziness, anesthesia, drowsiness, unconsciousness, and other central nervous system effects. Other possible health hazards include eye irritation and moderate skin irritation with repeated or prolonged contact. Excessive exposure may produce effects on the nervous system such as sensitivity to touch and sound, tremors, abnormal movement, and clonic convulsions, according to the data sheet provided by Kudgus.

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3 Responses to “ What is the mosquito spray used on Oak Island and how long is it dangerous to humans and ground animals after it is fogged into the streets? Are there any respiratory concerns with the spraying of this substance?”

  1. On July 28, 2010 at 10:46 am brunswickgrama wrote:

    what spray ?? I have not seen a single truck spray the “wooded” area of Oak island all summer. I am a homemaker and home almost everyday all day and night.Not a single truck has sprayed this area all year.

  2. On October 17, 2010 at 9:57 am Laura Clark wrote:

    I would be very interested to know what Oak Island used for mosquito spray during the 60’s and 70’s. It was a very common sight back then and we played in the sandy streets as the “mosquito truck” went by spraying. My Sister and I have wondered about that childhood exposure.

  3. On October 23, 2010 at 11:49 am callie wrote:

    granma……3am on the spraying.



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