The Asian Tiger Mosquito is present in Phillipsburg and surrounding areas. This mosquito is an aggressive day-time biter that is capable of spreading several mosquito-borne diseases. Asian tiger mosquitoes require small containers of standing water to develop from egg to adult. The easiest way to eliminate these mosquitoes is to get rid of standing water around your home. The adults do not fly far, so if you are getting bit then there are containers very close by that are producing the mosquitoes.
Please dump the water from containers, such as buckets, kiddie pools, and plant saucers. Drain standing water from tarps and pool covers. Recycle tires and other containers properly. Bird baths and pet dishes should be scrubbed weekly to eliminate mosquito eggs. Defend yourself from mosquito bites by wearing repellents and securing window and door screens. For more information please contact the Warren County Mosquito Control Commission at www.warrencountymosquito.org or call 908-453-3585.