SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has received confirmation from the Union County Bureau of Mosquito Control that the planned aerial application by helicopter of adult mosquito pesticide -- originally scheduled for October 2 but postponed "due to unfavorable weather conditions" -- will not be rescheduled.

During ground applications of the pesticide, the Bureau conducted testing and continuous surveillance in areas on concern and found that no other pools of collected mosquitos tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

These results along with diminished mosquito populations and current lower temperatures determined the decision by the NJDEP's Office of Mosquito Control Coordination to cancel the aerial application.

Sections of Summit that were to be treated included areas adjacent to Watchung Reservation and the Passaic River corridor.