Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission is using its website 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 website, 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 website as soon as they are scheduled.

“It’s important that we keep the public up to date about our mosquito control efforts, and our website is the best way to do that,” McMorland said. “Accessing the website 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 taken place in some portions of the county, including sections of Chatham, Montville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Pequannock, Lincoln Park, Roxbury and Denville because of relatively high mosquito numbers, which he blamed on above average rainfall this spring.

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