Friday, July 10th, 2009

The Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission is using its Web site again this summer to alert county residents about spraying and other efforts to control mosquitoes and minimize the threat of the diseases they carry.

The Web site, www.morrismosquito.org, is updated on a regular basis with the latest news about the commission’s activities in the fight against mosquitoes.

Kristian McMorland, superintendent of the Mosquito Commission, said information about spray operations, including times and specific spray locations and neighborhoods, are posted on the Web site as soon as they are scheduled.

“It’s important that we keep the public up to date about our mosquito control efforts, and our Web site is the best way to do that,” McMorland said. “Accessing the Web site will provide residents with such information as when and where spraying and water management activities will be taking place, or if any of the viruses associated with mosquitoes are discovered here in Morris County.”

McMorland said spraying has already started in some portions of the county, including sections of Montville, East Hanover, Florham Park and areas near Morristown Airport because of relatively high mosquito numbers, which he blamed on June’s above average rainfall.

McMorland said the Web site also contains tips on how people can help protect themselves from mosquito bites and control the pesky insects around the home.