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Mfrattone, Home Buyer in Longport, NJ

Greenhead problem in N Brigantine?

Asked by Mfrattone, Longport, NJ Tue Dec 27, 2011

I am looking to buy a house in the North end of Brigantine that seems like a great deal but have been told that the beach has eroded badly, there are that Greenheads are a huge problem. Is this true? Is there really a big difference with the Greenhead issue if you go further south on the island?

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Lou Mogano’s answer

To further address your question of erosion at the north end..Noreasters beat the north end beach up each winter....from 14th St north down to about 8th St north.

Until they built the seawall some 10-15 years ago, it used to create flooding issues, which have since been corrected. The beach by the seawall usually has fresh sand pumped in every 4 or 5 years. It is currently being replenished right now.

Lou Mogano
609 214 4672
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The Municipality of Brigantine needs to control the Greenheads. The marsh should be sprayed. I don't want to hear from the environmentalists. Somethings supersede environmental issues. It is unfair to the full-time residents who pay the high taxes to live in a pristine shore community as well as summer vacationers who contribute revenue to the island and the local businesses. The stigma of "Greenflies" needs to be removed. It is a disservice to such a beautiful barrier island and needs to be taken seriously by those in authority.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 5, 2013
The greenheads are too large for the pesticides to be successful. The best known way to fight them is greenhead traps. IMHO the community does need to put more of these up.
Flag Wed Apr 27, 2016

Brigantine has greenhead flies...just like every other barrier island at the Jersey shore. Brigantine also has 3 miles of undeveloped island at the North end, which is where the flies breed. So when the greenheads are breeding (twice each summer) there's a week long period where the females are looking for a blood meal. If the wind dies down, the flies venture from the marshes and they become a problem at the north end, more than anywhere else on the island. So to answer your question, yes there is a difference between the severity at the north end and the rest of the island. Is it a reason not to buy a property...I would say no...especially if the deal is sweet.

Carolyn & I are Prudential Fox & Roach Agents right here in Brigantine. We live and work on the island. I purchased here in the late 70's. If you would like honest reputable agents to work with, visit our website at http://www.BrigantineIsland.Biz Or contact us directly via email or phone at LMogano@comcast.net or 609 214 4672. We'd be happy to provide honest guidance with your purchase of real estate.

Lou Mogano
609 214 4672

Carolyn Mogano
609 214 5487
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 27, 2011
They are an abundant, and bothersome summertime pest along the coastal marshes. The females bite during daylight, and they occur in large numbers, have a long flight range, and attack persistently, they interfere with the enjoyment of coastal areas throughout much of the summer.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 27, 2011
Greenheads are a type of fly, correct?
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