The New Jersey Mosquito Control Association, which is responsible for professional mosquito control in the state, maintains robust, county-by-county control programs to suppress mosquito and other vector-transmitted diseases.
Rutgers' role in mosquito control is directed through the Center for Vector Biology, which provides research and information for the residents of New Jersey about insects, including mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry and transmit. Rutgers researchers have helped to develop a number of tools and integrated mosquito management methodologies and work closely with the county mosquito control programs, which perform the vast majority of the applied suppression services for state residents.
The center partners with New Jersey counties and state government, including the departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, and Health and Senior Services.
The type of mosquitoes and their impact on your daily activities will vary, depending on where you live in New Jersey. For instance, in heavily urbanized areas, residents will more likely be affected by pesky container breeders, while in coastal areas the salt marsh mosquito will be most prevalent and annoying.
But no matter where we live, there are some general guidelines we can all follow to minimize the incidence of mosquitoes and our exposure to the diseases they transmit:
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