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Last week in Barnegat we had about 5 inches of rain! Even with the hot weather over this weekend, this amount of rain provides the perfect breeding habitats for Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger Mosquito) in buckets, flower pots, or any containers that may have collected water. With more rain in the forecast for the end of the week our inspectors are working overtime to try to combat the mosquito population in their larval stage. This is the best way to prevent mosquitoes and you can help also by doing a walk-thru of your yard and dump out any standing water you may have accumulating. In the hot temperatures mosquitoes can go from larvae to adult in as fast days! So lets nip them in the tush before the next round of rain comes at the end of the week!
Welcome to the New Site!
Hey there everyone! Welcome to the new and improved Ocean County Mosquito Commission website! We will use this blog to keep you up to date on mosquito related news, events, and information related to the work we do for the community and important mosquito information from around the world.
Our crew has been working hard all winter getting ready for the summer season. It's important to start checking your property now for anything that may hold standing water and breed mosquitoes. Source reduction is the most effective defense against the mosquito population. If you have any questions visit the 'Contact' tab and reach out to us. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!
Jessica Keen is the ID Specialist at the Ocean County Mosquito Commission. She's interested in focusing on community outreach and education.