Mosquito season underway in New Jersey

Mosquito season is now underway in New Jersey.

Mosquito season is now underway in New Jersey. (6/8/15)

MONMOUTH COUNTY - Mosquito season is officially underway in New Jersey.

Inspectors with the Monmouth County Mosquito Division were out in Tinton Falls Monday taking samples of standing water to see if mosquito larva was present.

Entomologist Kyle Cole says that when immature mosquitoes are found in stagnant water, they treat the water with larvacide, killing the mosquitoes.

The mosquito population is also down throughout New Jersey due to drier than usual weather.   

Experts say testing has revealed that the Asian tiger mosquito is out in full force. These insects feed during the daytime.

Homeowners are urged to check their property for standing water. Experts say clogged gutters, bird baths and flower pots are the major breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

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