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How to Control Mosquitoes, Tips From Essex County Officials

Two areas of Livingston treated with pesticides.

Don't let mosquitoes ruin your summer. Photo: Township of Livingston
Don't let mosquitoes ruin your summer. Photo: Township of Livingston

There are so many things to love about summer, but mosquitoes aren’t one of them.

The Essex County Mosquito Commission targeted Livingston Thursday, treating the township with a granular pesticide formulated to control the pests.

The treatment was done by helicopter, concentrating in the Passaic River Area and the Willow Meadow Area (near Dickinson and Dorsa avenues), between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to information posted on the township website.

Residents with questions, should call the Essex County Mosquito Commission at 973-239-3366, ext. 2480.

The county provides residents with these tips.

Ten Commandments of Mosquito Control

1. Eliminate All Standing Water.

2. Flatten All Types of Open Cans & Containers or Puncture Holes in Bottom.

3. Completely Seal Cesspools & Screen All Vents.

4. Clean Clogged Roof Gutters & Drain Flat Roofs So No Water Can Pool There.

5. Cover All Standing Receptacles, Such as Rain Barrels in Rural Areas, with Netting.

6. Empty & Refill Outdoor Bird Baths Every Few Days.

7. Stock with Fish or Aerate Garden Pools & Ponds.

8. Tilt Wheelbarrows & Machines with Containers to Prevent Holding Water.

9. Empty Watering Cans & Wading Pools After Using.

10. Dispose of Old Tires or Anything Else that Holds Water.

For more information, visit Essex County Mosquito Control.

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