We’re not the only ones enjoying the milder-than-usual October in New Jersey this year.
Mosquitoes are still hanging around comfortably — due to rainfall events that drenched parts of the Garden State over the past several weeks, and a broader trend that has created a longer mosquito season.
“Extended seasons are a real problem that we’re just going to have to deal with,” said Scott Crans, administrator for the New Jersey Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, part of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
With a general warming of the climate, Crans said, species of mosquitoes that typically hang out further south are inching their way up north into New Jersey and elsewhere.
New Jersey is home to more than 60 different species of mosquitoes. At least three exotic species have taken residence here, Crans said.
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