UPDATE: On Thursday, June 25, Essex County will again spray for mosquitos in the West Essex Area.
UPDATE: On Friday, June 19, Essex County will again spray for mosquitos in the West Essex Area.
WEST ESSEX, NJ - On Wednesday, the Essex County Mosquito Commission will be spraying for mosquito control throughout the West Essex area. Residents should be aware that at times, helicopters will be flying low over the area.
The spraying is expected to cover:
Essex County treats some sections of the county 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.
Essex County Mosquito Commission
973-239-3366, extension 2480
Essex County Department of Public Works
900 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044