April 19, 2014 at 2:00 AM
WEST ESSEX, NJ - The Essex County Mosquito Commission announced this week that beginning Thursday they would begin spraying for mosquito control throughout the West Essex area.
Essex County treats some sections of West Essex using helicopters because the area is too large to be effectively controlled from the ground. For areas where helicopters cannot approach, amphibious vehicles with truck-mounted sprays are used to treat the flood plain along with over 30,000 street basin water areas. The vehicles spray during the early hours and at dusk when mosquito activity is near its peak. In the cases where even a vehicle cannot approach, workers on foot use specially designed backpacks to manually spray the area.
For more information on the county's mosquito control program, see TAP's article:
Essex County Mosquito Commission
973-239-3366, extension 2480
Essex County Department of Public Works
900 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044