Mosquito season is back

    Get ready to deal with some spring time pests. All the rain is breeding lots of mosquitoes. Bob Kent is the administrator of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Mosquito Control. He says all the wet weather recently is making it difficult for crews to use insecticide on mosquito eggs before they hatch”There are a lot of adult mosquitoes on the wing already. That does not suggest that by mid June we’ll have the same issue.  Mosquito populations change throughout the season based on the weather and based on our ability to react to what we find,” said Kent. Kent anticipates the mosquitoes will be a problem for at least a couple of weeks.There are 63 varieties of mosquitoes in New Jersey. Officials say the ones emerging now are active throughout the day and evening, and they like to bite.

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