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Bergen County to Release “Mosquito Fish” to Control Mosquito Population

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May 22, 2017

Contact: Alicia D’Alessandro

Director of Communications

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Office of the Bergen County Executive

Phone: 201.336.6979 Mobile: 201.618.8546

E-mail: adalessandro@co.bergen.nj.us

What:                  Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco will join the Bergen County Department of Health and the Bergen County Division of Mosquito Control to release a school of Gambusia fish, which feed on mosquito larvae.  The release of these fish is an environmentally friendly practice used in tandem with other methods to control the mosquito population and prevent mosquito-borne illness.

Where:               Samuel Nelkin County Park, Rose St, Wallington

When:                 May 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Additional Information:  There will be an opportunity to speak with the County Executive and county employees about the countywide approach to mosquito-borne illness prevention and education.

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