Serving Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, & Middlesex County
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 by Bill Cowley
The CDC recently released the latest statistics on West Nile Virus across the country. There have been 696 cases of West Nile Virus disease in people, including 28 deaths across the country. Two of those deaths happened right here in New Jersey. West Nile Virus is the number one mosquito transmitted disease in the United States and therefore tracking these numbers is very important to health officials.
Mosquito control in the state of New Jersey is so important that we have a dedicated Mosquito Control Commission to the cause. One of their primary goals is to protect the general public from nuisance mosquitoes and the threat of mosquito-borne disease. It’s not all that surprising we have officials dedicated to such a cause since mosquitoes are known to transmit some of the worst diseases known to man, including dengue fever, malaria, encephalitis and yellow fever.
Our state and national government are tracking mosquito-borne illnesses and carrying out treatment plans to control mosquitoes because they believe it to be important to our health and well-being. But experts agree that mosquitoes that attack us on our property are typically breeding nearby in and around our own property or on a neighbor’s property. Each homeowner should have their own mosquito control plan to protect themselves, their family members and their neighbors from potentially deadly bites. A good plan should include:
For more information on mosquitoes and for a free estimate on control around your property visit us online. For commercial mosquito control ideas see our previous blog post https://www.cowleys.com/about-us/our-blog/32034-reduce-mosquitoes-and-flies-in-nj.html